Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Poland instead of Equatorial Guinea, you would:
live 12.6 years longer
In Equatorial Guinea, the average life expectancy is 66 years (64 years for men, 67 years for women) as of 2020. In Poland, that number is 78 years (74 years for men, 82 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 Poland, that number is 23.1% of people as of 2016.
be 43.0% less likely to be unemployed
In Equatorial Guinea, 8.6% of adults are unemployed as of 2014. In Poland, that number is 4.9% as of 2017.
be 60.0% less likely to live below the poverty line
In Equatorial Guinea, 44.0% live below the poverty line as of 2011. In Poland, however, that number is 17.6% as of 2015.
make 20.9% less money
Equatorial Guinea has a GDP per capita of $37,400 as of 2017, while in Poland, the GDP per capita is $29,600 as of 2017.
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 Poland, 2.0 women do as of 2017.
be 92.8% 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 Poland, on the other hand, 4.3 children do as of 2020.
have 71.0% fewer children
In Equatorial Guinea, there are approximately 30.7 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Poland, there are 8.9 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.
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 Poland, 100% of the population do as of 2016.
be 3.0 times more likely to have internet access
In Equatorial Guinea, approximately 26.2% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Poland, about 77.5% 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 Poland, that number is 100% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 100% in rural areas) as of 2017.
see 48.6% more coastline
Equatorial Guinea has a total of 296 km of coastline. In Poland, that number is 440 km.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.
Poland: At a glance
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