Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

live 3.5 years longer


In Equatorial Guinea, the average life expectancy is 66 years (64 years for men, 67 years for women) as of 2020. In Pakistan, that number is 69 years (67 years for men, 71 years for women) as of 2020.

Economy

be 30.2% less likely to be unemployed


In Equatorial Guinea, 8.6% of adults are unemployed as of 2014. In Pakistan, that number is 6.0% 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 Pakistan, the top tax rate is 20.0% as of 2016.

make 85.6% less money


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

Life

be 53.5% less likely to die during childbirth


In Equatorial Guinea, approximately 301.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Pakistan, 140.0 women do as of 2017.

be 12.4% 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 Pakistan, on the other hand, 52.3 children do as of 2020.

be 38.0% less likely to be literate


In Equatorial Guinea, the literacy rate is 95.3% as of 2015. In Pakistan, it is 59.1% as of 2015.

have 10.7% fewer children


In Equatorial Guinea, there are approximately 30.7 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Pakistan, there are 27.4 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

Basic Needs

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 Pakistan, that number is 92% of people on average (94% in urban areas, and 90% in rural areas) as of 2017.

be 40.9% less likely to have internet access


In Equatorial Guinea, approximately 26.2% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Pakistan, about 15.5% do as of 2018.

Geography

see 3.5 times more coastline


Equatorial Guinea has a total of 296 km of coastline. In Pakistan, that number is 1,046 km.

Pakistan: At a glance

Pakistan is a sovereign country in South Asia, with a total land area of approximately 770,875 sq km. The Indus Valley civilization, one of the oldest in the world and dating back at least 5,000 years, spread over much of what is presently Pakistan. During the second millennium B.C., remnants of this culture fused with the migrating Indo-Aryan peoples. The area underwent successive invasions in subsequent centuries from the Persians, Greeks, Scythians, Arabs (who brought Islam), Afghans, and Turks. The Mughal Empire flourished in the 16th and 17th centuries; the British came to dominate the region in the 18th century. The separation in 1947 of British India into the Muslim state of Pakistan (with West and East sections) and largely Hindu India was never satisfactorily resolved, and India and Pakistan fought two wars - in 1947-48 and 1965 - over the disputed Kashmir territory. A third war between these countries in 1971 - in which India capitalized on Islamabad's marginalization of Bengalis in Pakistani politics - resulted in East Pakistan becoming the separate nation of Bangladesh. In response to Indian nuclear weapons testing, Pakistan conducted its own tests in 1998. India-Pakistan relations have been rocky since the November 2008 Mumbai attacks, but both countries are taking small steps to put relations back on track. In February 2008, Pakistan held parliamentary elections and in September 2008, after the resignation of former President MUSHARRAF, elected Asif Ali ZARDARI to the presidency. Pakistani government and military leaders are struggling to control domestic insurgents, many of whom are located in the tribal areas adjacent to the border with Afghanistan.

How big is Pakistan 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, Federal Board of Revenue, Government of Pakistan.

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