Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Kiribati instead of Equatorial Guinea, you would:

Health

live 1.8 years longer


In Equatorial Guinea, the average life expectancy is 66 years (64 years for men, 67 years for women) as of 2020. In Kiribati, that number is 68 years (65 years for men, 70 years for women) as of 2020.

be 5.8 times more likely to be obese


In Equatorial Guinea, 8.0% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Kiribati, that number is 46.0% of people as of 2016.

Economy

make 94.7% less money


Equatorial Guinea has a GDP per capita of $37,400 as of 2017, while in Kiribati, the GDP per capita is $2,000 as of 2017.

be 3.6 times more likely to be unemployed


In Equatorial Guinea, 8.6% of adults are unemployed as of 2014. In Kiribati, that number is 30.6% as of 2010.

Life

be 69.4% less likely to die during childbirth


In Equatorial Guinea, approximately 301.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Kiribati, 92.0 women do as of 2017.

be 51.1% less likely to die during infancy


In Equatorial Guinea, approximately 59.7 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Kiribati, on the other hand, 29.2 children do as of 2020.

have 33.2% fewer children


In Equatorial Guinea, there are approximately 30.7 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Kiribati, there are 20.5 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 25.0% more likely to have access to electricity


In Equatorial Guinea, approximately 68% of people have electricity access (91% in urban areas, and 53% in rural areas) as of 2016. In Kiribati, that number is 85% of people on average (88% in urban areas, and 82% in rural areas) as of 2016.

be 44.4% less likely to have internet access


In Equatorial Guinea, approximately 26.2% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Kiribati, about 14.6% do as of 2018.

Geography

see 3.9 times more coastline


Equatorial Guinea has a total of 296 km of coastline. In Kiribati, that number is 1,143 km.

Kiribati: At a glance

Kiribati is a sovereign country in Australia-Oceania, with a total land area of approximately 811 sq km. The Gilbert Islands became a British protectorate in 1892 and a colony in 1915; they were captured by the Japanese in the Pacific War in 1941. The islands of Makin and Tarawa were the sites of major US amphibious victories over entrenched Japanese garrisons in 1943. The Gilbert Islands were granted self-rule by the UK in 1971 and complete independence in 1979 under the new name of Kiribati. The US relinquished all claims to the sparsely inhabited Phoenix and Line Island groups in a 1979 treaty of friendship with Kiribati.

How big is Kiribati compared to Equatorial Guinea? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.

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