Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Norway 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 Norway, that number is 0.1% of people as of 2018.

live 16.4 years longer


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

be 2.9 times more likely to be obese


In Equatorial Guinea, 8.0% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Norway, that number is 23.1% of people as of 2016.

Economy

make 92.8% more money


Equatorial Guinea has a GDP per capita of $37,400 as of 2017, while in Norway, the GDP per capita is $72,100 as of 2017.

be 51.2% less likely to be unemployed


In Equatorial Guinea, 8.6% of adults are unemployed as of 2014. In Norway, that number is 4.2% as of 2017.

pay a 10.1% higher top tax rate


Equatorial Guinea has a top tax rate of 35.0% as of 2016. In Norway, the top tax rate is 38.5% as of 2017.

Life

be 99.3% less likely to die during childbirth


In Equatorial Guinea, approximately 301.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Norway, 2.0 women do as of 2017.

be 95.8% 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 Norway, on the other hand, 2.5 children do as of 2020.

have 60.3% fewer children


In Equatorial Guinea, there are approximately 30.7 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Norway, there are 12.2 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 Norway, 100% of the population do as of 2016.

be 3.7 times more likely to have internet access


In Equatorial Guinea, approximately 26.2% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Norway, about 96.5% 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 Norway, that number is 100% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 100% in rural areas) as of 2017.

Geography

see 85.0 times more coastline


Equatorial Guinea has a total of 296 km of coastline. In Norway, that number is 25,148 km.

Norway: At a glance

Norway is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 304,282 sq km. Two centuries of Viking raids into Europe tapered off following the adoption of Christianity by King Olav TRYGGVASON in 994. Conversion of the Norwegian kingdom occurred over the next several decades. In 1397, Norway was absorbed into a union with Denmark that lasted more than four centuries. In 1814, Norwegians resisted the cession of their country to Sweden and adopted a new constitution. Sweden then invaded Norway but agreed to let Norway keep its constitution in return for accepting the union under a Swedish king. Rising nationalism throughout the 19th century led to a 1905 referendum granting Norway independence. Although Norway remained neutral in World War I, it suffered heavy losses to its shipping. Norway proclaimed its neutrality at the outset of World War II, but was nonetheless occupied for five years by Nazi Germany (1940-45). In 1949, neutrality was abandoned and Norway became a member of NATO. Discovery of oil and gas in adjacent waters in the late 1960s boosted Norway's economic fortunes. In referenda held in 1972 and 1994, Norway rejected joining the EU. Key domestic issues include immigration and integration of ethnic minorities, maintaining the country's extensive social safety net with an aging population, and preserving economic competitiveness.

How big is Norway 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, Norwegian Tax Administration.

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