Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 98.6% less likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


In Equatorial Guinea, 7.1% of people are living with AIDS/HIV as of 2018. In Nepal, that number is 0.1% of people as of 2018.

live 6.1 years longer


In Equatorial Guinea, the average life expectancy is 66 years (64 years for men, 67 years for women) as of 2020. In Nepal, that number is 72 years (71 years for men, 73 years for women) as of 2020.

be 48.8% less likely to be obese


In Equatorial Guinea, 8.0% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Nepal, that number is 4.1% of people as of 2016.

Economy

be 65.1% less likely to be unemployed


In Equatorial Guinea, 8.6% of adults are unemployed as of 2014. In Nepal, that number is 3.0% as of 2017.

be 42.7% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Equatorial Guinea, 44.0% live below the poverty line as of 2011. In Nepal, however, that number is 25.2% as of 2011.

make 92.8% less money


Equatorial Guinea has a GDP per capita of $37,400 as of 2017, while in Nepal, the GDP per capita is $2,700 as of 2017.

Life

be 38.2% less likely to die during childbirth


In Equatorial Guinea, approximately 301.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Nepal, 186.0 women do as of 2017.

be 58.0% 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 Nepal, on the other hand, 25.1 children do as of 2020.

be 28.8% less likely to be literate


In Equatorial Guinea, the literacy rate is 95.3% as of 2015. In Nepal, it is 67.9% as of 2018.

have 41.0% fewer children


In Equatorial Guinea, there are approximately 30.7 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Nepal, there are 18.1 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 33.6% 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 Nepal, that number is 91% of people on average (94% in urban areas, and 85% in rural areas) as of 2017.

be 29.6% more likely to have internet access


In Equatorial Guinea, approximately 26.2% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Nepal, about 34.0% do as of 2018.

be 35.4% 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 Nepal, that number is 92% of people on average (92% in urban areas, and 91% in rural areas) as of 2017.

Nepal: At a glance

Nepal is a sovereign country in South Asia, with a total land area of approximately 143,351 sq km. In 1951, the Nepali monarch ended the century-old system of rule by hereditary premiers and instituted a cabinet system of government. Reforms in 1990 established a multiparty democracy within the framework of a constitutional monarchy. An insurgency led by Maoists broke out in 1996. The ensuing 10-year civil war between Maoist and government forces witnessed the dissolution of the cabinet and parliament and assumption of absolute power by the king in 2002. Several weeks of mass protests in April 2006 were followed by several months of peace negotiations between the Maoists and government officials, and culminated in a late 2006 peace accord and the promulgation of an interim constitution. Following a nationwide election in April 2008, the newly formed Constituent Assembly (CA) declared Nepal a federal democratic republic and abolished the monarchy at its first meeting the following month. The CA elected the country's first president in July. Between 2008 and 2011 there were four different coalition governments, led twice by the United Communist Party of Nepal-Maoist, which received a plurality of votes in the 2008 CA election, and twice by the Communist Party of Nepal-United Marxist-Leninist (UML). After the CA failed to draft a constitution by the May 2012 deadline set by the Supreme Court, then Prime Minister Baburam BHATTARAI dissolved the CA. Months of negotiations ensued until March 2013 when the major political parties agreed to create an interim government headed by then Chief Justice Khil Raj REGMI with a mandate to hold elections for a new CA. Elections were held in November 2013, in which and the Nepali Congress won the largest share of the seats in the CA and in February 2014 formed a coalition government with the second place UML and with Nepali Congress President Sushil KOIRALA as prime minister

How big is Nepal 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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