Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Nicaragua 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 Nicaragua, that number is 0.2% of people as of 2018.

live 8.5 years longer


In Equatorial Guinea, the average life expectancy is 66 years (64 years for men, 67 years for women) as of 2020. In Nicaragua, that number is 74 years (72 years for men, 77 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 Nicaragua, that number is 23.7% of people as of 2016.

Economy

be 25.6% less likely to be unemployed


In Equatorial Guinea, 8.6% of adults are unemployed as of 2014. In Nicaragua, that number is 6.4% as of 2017.

be 32.7% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Equatorial Guinea, 44.0% live below the poverty line as of 2011. In Nicaragua, however, that number is 29.6% as of 2015.

pay a 14.3% lower top tax rate


Equatorial Guinea has a top tax rate of 35.0% as of 2016. In Nicaragua, the top tax rate is 30.0% as of 2016.

make 84.2% less money


Equatorial Guinea has a GDP per capita of $37,400 as of 2017, while in Nicaragua, the GDP per capita is $5,900 as of 2017.

Life

be 34.2% less likely to die during childbirth


In Equatorial Guinea, approximately 301.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Nicaragua, 198.0 women do as of 2017.

be 72.4% 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 Nicaragua, on the other hand, 16.5 children do as of 2020.

be 13.3% less likely to be literate


In Equatorial Guinea, the literacy rate is 95.3% as of 2015. In Nicaragua, it is 82.6% as of 2015.

have 44.3% fewer children


In Equatorial Guinea, there are approximately 30.7 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Nicaragua, there are 17.1 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 20.5% 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 Nicaragua, that number is 82% of people on average (99% in urban areas, and 57% in rural areas) as of 2016.

be 22.9% 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 Nicaragua, that number is 83% of people on average (98% in urban areas, and 63% in rural areas) as of 2017.

Geography

see 3.1 times more coastline


Equatorial Guinea has a total of 296 km of coastline. In Nicaragua, that number is 910 km.

Nicaragua: At a glance

Nicaragua is a sovereign country in Central America/Caribbean, with a total land area of approximately 119,990 sq km. The Pacific coast of Nicaragua was settled as a Spanish colony from Panama in the early 16th century. Independence from Spain was declared in 1821 and the country became an independent republic in 1838. Britain occupied the Caribbean Coast in the first half of the 19th century, but gradually ceded control of the region in subsequent decades. Violent opposition to governmental manipulation and corruption spread to all classes by 1978 and resulted in a short-lived civil war that brought the Marxist Sandinista guerrillas to power in 1979. Nicaraguan aid to leftist rebels in El Salvador caused the US to sponsor anti-Sandinista contra guerrillas through much of the 1980s. After losing free and fair elections in 1990, 1996, and 2001, former Sandinista President Daniel ORTEGA Saavedra was elected president in 2006 and reelected in 2011. The 2008 municipal elections, 2010 regional elections, 2011 presidential elections, 2012 municipal elections, and 2013 regional elections were marred by widespread irregularities. Nicaragua's infrastructure and economy - hard hit by the earlier civil war and by Hurricane Mitch in 1998 - are slowly being rebuilt, but democratic institutions have been weakened under the ORTEGA administration.

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


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: General Directorate of Revenues, The World Factbook, Ministry of Finance.

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