Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 81.7% less likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


In Equatorial Guinea, 7.1% of people are living with AIDS/HIV as of 2018. In Liberia, that number is 1.3% of people as of 2018.

live 1.0 years less


In Equatorial Guinea, the average life expectancy is 66 years (64 years for men, 67 years for women) as of 2020. In Liberia, that number is 65 years (62 years for men, 67 years for women) as of 2020.

be 23.8% more likely to be obese


In Equatorial Guinea, 8.0% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Liberia, that number is 9.9% of people as of 2016.

Economy

be 67.4% less likely to be unemployed


In Equatorial Guinea, 8.6% of adults are unemployed as of 2014. In Liberia, that number is 2.8% as of 2014.

make 96.5% less money


Equatorial Guinea has a GDP per capita of $37,400 as of 2017, while in Liberia, the GDP per capita is $1,300 as of 2017.

be 23.0% more likely to be live below the poverty line


In Equatorial Guinea, 44.0% live below the poverty line as of 2011. In Liberia, however, that number is 54.1% as of 2014.

Life

be 20.6% 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 Liberia, on the other hand, 47.4 children do as of 2020.

have 21.5% more children


In Equatorial Guinea, there are approximately 30.7 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Liberia, there are 37.3 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

be 2.2 times more likely to die during childbirth


In Equatorial Guinea, approximately 301.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Liberia, 661.0 women do as of 2017.

be 49.3% less likely to be literate


In Equatorial Guinea, the literacy rate is 95.3% as of 2015. In Liberia, it is 48.3% as of 2017.

Basic Needs

be 19.8% 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 Liberia, that number is 81% of people on average (94% in urban areas, and 68% in rural areas) as of 2017.

be 70.8% less 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 Liberia, that number is 20% of people on average (34% in urban areas, and 1% in rural areas) as of 2017.

be 69.6% less likely to have internet access


In Equatorial Guinea, approximately 26.2% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Liberia, about 8.0% do as of 2018.

Geography

see 95.6% more coastline


Equatorial Guinea has a total of 296 km of coastline. In Liberia, that number is 579 km.

Liberia: At a glance

Liberia is a sovereign country in Africa, with a total land area of approximately 96,320 sq km. Settlement of freed slaves from the US in what is today Liberia began in 1822; by 1847, the Americo-Liberians were able to establish a republic. William TUBMAN, president from 1944-71, did much to promote foreign investment and to bridge the economic, social, and political gaps between the descendants of the original settlers and the inhabitants of the interior. In 1980, a military coup led by Samuel DOE ushered in a decade of authoritarian rule. In December 1989, Charles TAYLOR launched a rebellion against DOE's regime that led to a prolonged civil war in which DOE was killed. A period of relative peace in 1997 allowed for elections that brought TAYLOR to power, but major fighting resumed in 2000. An August 2003 peace agreement ended the war and prompted the resignation of former president Charles TAYLOR, who faces war crimes charges in The Hague related to his involvement in Sierra Leone's civil war. After two years of rule by a transitional government, democratic elections in late 2005 brought President Ellen JOHNSON SIRLEAF to power. She subsequently won reelection in 2011 in a second round vote that was boycotted by the opposition and remains challenged to build Liberia's economy and reconcile a nation still recovering from 14 years of fighting. The United Nations Security Council in September 2012 passed Resolution 2066 which calls for a reduction of UN troops in Liberia by half by 2015, bringing the troop total down to fewer than 4000, and challenging Liberia's security sector to fill the gaps.

How big is Liberia 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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