Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 94.4% less likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


In Equatorial Guinea, 7.1% of people are living with AIDS/HIV as of 2018. In Latvia, that number is 0.4% of people as of 2018.

live 9.7 years longer


In Equatorial Guinea, the average life expectancy is 66 years (64 years for men, 67 years for women) as of 2020. In Latvia, that number is 75 years (71 years for men, 80 years for women) as of 2020.

be 3.0 times more likely to be obese


In Equatorial Guinea, 8.0% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Latvia, that number is 23.6% of people as of 2016.

Economy

be 42.0% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Equatorial Guinea, 44.0% live below the poverty line as of 2011. In Latvia, however, that number is 25.5% as of 2015.

pay a 34.3% lower top tax rate


Equatorial Guinea has a top tax rate of 35.0% as of 2016. In Latvia, the top tax rate is 23.0% as of 2016.

make 25.9% less money


Equatorial Guinea has a GDP per capita of $37,400 as of 2017, while in Latvia, the GDP per capita is $27,700 as of 2017.

Life

be 93.7% less likely to die during childbirth


In Equatorial Guinea, approximately 301.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Latvia, 19.0 women do as of 2017.

be 91.6% 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 Latvia, on the other hand, 5.0 children do as of 2020.

have 70.0% fewer children


In Equatorial Guinea, there are approximately 30.7 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Latvia, there are 9.2 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 47.3% more likely to have access to electricity


In Equatorial Guinea, approximately 68% of the population has electricity access as of 2016. In Latvia, 100% of the population do as of 2016.

be 3.2 times more likely to have internet access


In Equatorial Guinea, approximately 26.2% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Latvia, about 83.6% do as of 2018.

be 45.9% more likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Equatorial Guinea, approximately 68% of people have improved drinking water access (82% in urban areas, and 32% in rural areas) as of 2017. In Latvia, that number is 99% of people on average (99% in urban areas, and 98% in rural areas) as of 2017.

Geography

see 68.2% more coastline


Equatorial Guinea has a total of 296 km of coastline. In Latvia, that number is 498 km.

Latvia: At a glance

Latvia is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 62,249 sq km. The name "Latvia" originates from the ancient Latgalians, one of four eastern Baltic tribes that formed the ethnic core of the Latvian people (ca. 8th-12th centuries A.D.). The region subsequently came under the control of Germans, Poles, Swedes, and finally, Russians. A Latvian republic emerged following World War I, but it was annexed by the USSR in 1940 - an action never recognized by the US and many other countries. Latvia reestablished its independence in 1991 following the breakup of the Soviet Union. Although the last Russian troops left in 1994, the status of the Russian minority (some 28% of the population) remains of concern to Moscow. Latvia acceded to both NATO and the EU in the spring of 2004; it joined the eurozone in 2014.

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


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: State Revenue Service, Latvia, The World Factbook, Ministry of Finance.

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