Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 95.8% less likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


In Equatorial Guinea, 7.1% of people are living with AIDS/HIV as of 2018. In Madagascar, that number is 0.3% of people as of 2018.

live 1.6 years longer


In Equatorial Guinea, the average life expectancy is 66 years (64 years for men, 67 years for women) as of 2020. In Madagascar, that number is 67 years (66 years for men, 69 years for women) as of 2020.

be 33.8% less likely to be obese


In Equatorial Guinea, 8.0% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Madagascar, that number is 5.3% of people as of 2016.

Economy

be 79.1% less likely to be unemployed


In Equatorial Guinea, 8.6% of adults are unemployed as of 2014. In Madagascar, that number is 1.8% as of 2017.

pay a 42.9% lower top tax rate


Equatorial Guinea has a top tax rate of 35.0% as of 2016. In Madagascar, the top tax rate is 20.0% as of 2016.

make 95.7% less money


Equatorial Guinea has a GDP per capita of $37,400 as of 2017, while in Madagascar, the GDP per capita is $1,600 as of 2017.

be 60.7% more likely to be live below the poverty line


In Equatorial Guinea, 44.0% live below the poverty line as of 2011. In Madagascar, however, that number is 70.7% as of 2012.

Life

be 36.7% 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 Madagascar, on the other hand, 37.8 children do as of 2020.

be 21.5% less likely to be literate


In Equatorial Guinea, the literacy rate is 95.3% as of 2015. In Madagascar, it is 74.8% as of 2018.

Basic Needs

be 66.3% 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 Madagascar, that number is 23% of people on average (67% in urban areas, and 17% in rural areas) as of 2017.

be 62.7% less likely to have internet access


In Equatorial Guinea, approximately 26.2% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Madagascar, about 9.8% do as of 2018.

be 17.9% less 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 Madagascar, that number is 56% of people on average (88% in urban areas, and 36% in rural areas) as of 2017.

Geography

see 16.3 times more coastline


Equatorial Guinea has a total of 296 km of coastline. In Madagascar, that number is 4,828 km.

Madagascar: At a glance

Madagascar is a sovereign country in Africa, with a total land area of approximately 581,540 sq km. Formerly an independent kingdom, Madagascar became a French colony in 1896 but regained independence in 1960. During 1992-93, free presidential and National Assembly elections were held ending 17 years of single-party rule. In 1997, in the second presidential race, Didier RATSIRAKA, the leader during the 1970s and 1980s, was returned to the presidency. The 2001 presidential election was contested between the followers of Didier RATSIRAKA and Marc RAVALOMANANA, nearly causing secession of half of the country. In April 2002, the High Constitutional Court announced RAVALOMANANA the winner. RAVALOMANANA achieved a second term following a landslide victory in the generally free and fair presidential elections of 2006. In early 2009, protests over increasing restrictions on opposition press and activities resulted in RAVALOMANANA handing over power to the military, which then conferred the presidency on the mayor of Antananarivo, Andry RAJOELINA, in what amounted to a coup d'etat. Following a lengthy mediation process led by the Southern African Development Community (SADC), Madagascar held UN-supported presidential and parliamentary elections in 2013. Former de facto finance minister Hery RAJAONARIMAMPIANINA defeated RAVALOMANANA's favored candidate Jean-Louis ROBINSON in a presidential runoff and was inaugurated in January 2014. Most international observers, while noting some irregularities, declared polls to be a credible reflection of the Malagasy public's will.

How big is Madagascar 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, Ministry of Finance, General Direction of Taxes.

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