Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 97.2% less likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


In Equatorial Guinea, 7.1% of people are living with AIDS/HIV as of 2018. In Netherlands, that number is 0.2% of people as of 2017.

live 16.0 years longer


In Equatorial Guinea, the average life expectancy is 66 years (64 years for men, 67 years for women) as of 2020. In Netherlands, that number is 82 years (80 years for men, 84 years for women) as of 2020.

be 2.5 times more likely to be obese


In Equatorial Guinea, 8.0% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Netherlands, that number is 20.4% of people as of 2016.

Economy

make 44.1% more money


Equatorial Guinea has a GDP per capita of $37,400 as of 2017, while in Netherlands, the GDP per capita is $53,900 as of 2017.

be 43.0% less likely to be unemployed


In Equatorial Guinea, 8.6% of adults are unemployed as of 2014. In Netherlands, that number is 4.9% as of 2017.

be 80.0% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Equatorial Guinea, 44.0% live below the poverty line as of 2011. In Netherlands, however, that number is 8.8% as of 2015.

pay a 48.6% higher top tax rate


Equatorial Guinea has a top tax rate of 35.0% as of 2016. In Netherlands, the top tax rate is 52.0% as of 2016.

Life

be 98.3% less likely to die during childbirth


In Equatorial Guinea, approximately 301.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Netherlands, 5.0 women do as of 2017.

be 94.1% 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 Netherlands, on the other hand, 3.5 children do as of 2020.

have 64.2% fewer children


In Equatorial Guinea, there are approximately 30.7 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Netherlands, there are 11.0 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 Netherlands, 100% of the population do as of 2016.

be 3.6 times more likely to have internet access


In Equatorial Guinea, approximately 26.2% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Netherlands, about 94.7% do as of 2018.

be 47.9% 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 Netherlands, that number is 100% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 100% in rural areas) as of 2017.

Geography

see 52.4% more coastline


Equatorial Guinea has a total of 296 km of coastline. In Netherlands, that number is 451 km.

Netherlands: At a glance

Netherlands is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 33,893 sq km. The Dutch United Provinces declared their independence from Spain in 1579; during the 17th century, they became a leading seafaring and commercial power, with settlements and colonies around the world. After a 20-year French occupation, a Kingdom of the Netherlands was formed in 1815. In 1830 Belgium seceded and formed a separate kingdom. The Netherlands remained neutral in World War I, but suffered invasion and occupation by Germany in World War II. A modern, industrialized nation, the Netherlands is also a large exporter of agricultural products. The country was a founding member of NATO and the EEC (now the EU) and participated in the introduction of the euro in 1999. In October 2010, the former Netherlands Antilles was dissolved and the three smallest islands - Bonaire, Sint Eustatius, and Saba - became special municipalities in the Netherlands administrative structure. The larger islands of Sint Maarten and Curacao joined the Netherlands and Aruba as constituent countries forming the Kingdom of the Netherlands.

How big is Netherlands 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, Tax and Customs Administration - Belastingdienst.

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