Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 93.0% less likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


In Equatorial Guinea, 7.1% of people are living with AIDS/HIV as of 2018. In Portugal, that number is 0.5% of people as of 2018.

live 15.4 years longer


In Equatorial Guinea, the average life expectancy is 66 years (64 years for men, 67 years for women) as of 2020. In Portugal, that number is 81 years (78 years for men, 84 years for women) as of 2020.

be 2.6 times more likely to be obese


In Equatorial Guinea, 8.0% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Portugal, that number is 20.8% of people as of 2016.

Economy

be 56.8% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Equatorial Guinea, 44.0% live below the poverty line as of 2011. In Portugal, however, that number is 19.0% as of 2015.

make 18.4% less money


Equatorial Guinea has a GDP per capita of $37,400 as of 2017, while in Portugal, the GDP per capita is $30,500 as of 2017.

pay a 61.4% higher top tax rate


Equatorial Guinea has a top tax rate of 35.0% as of 2016. In Portugal, the top tax rate is 56.5% as of 2016.

Life

be 97.3% less likely to die during childbirth


In Equatorial Guinea, approximately 301.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Portugal, 8.0 women do as of 2017.

be 95.6% 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 Portugal, on the other hand, 2.6 children do as of 2020.

have 73.6% fewer children


In Equatorial Guinea, there are approximately 30.7 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Portugal, there are 8.1 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 Portugal, 100% of the population do as of 2016.

be 2.8 times more likely to have internet access


In Equatorial Guinea, approximately 26.2% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Portugal, about 74.7% 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 Portugal, that number is 100% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 100% in rural areas) as of 2017.

Geography

see 6.1 times more coastline


Equatorial Guinea has a total of 296 km of coastline. In Portugal, that number is 1,793 km.

Portugal: At a glance

Portugal is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 91,470 sq km. Following its heyday as a global maritime power during the 15th and 16th centuries, Portugal lost much of its wealth and status with the destruction of Lisbon in a 1755 earthquake, occupation during the Napoleonic Wars, and the independence of Brazil, its wealthiest colony, in 1822. A 1910 revolution deposed the monarchy; for most of the next six decades, repressive governments ran the country. In 1974, a left-wing military coup installed broad democratic reforms. The following year, Portugal granted independence to all of its African colonies. Portugal is a founding member of NATO and entered the EC (now the EU) in 1986.

How big is Portugal 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, Autoridade Tribut√°ria e Aduaneira.

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