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


be 97.3% less likely to be living with HIV/AIDS

In Equatorial Guinea, 7.3% of people are living with AIDS/HIV as of 2020. In Sudan, that number is 0.2% of people as of 2020.

live 3.4 years longer

In Equatorial Guinea, the average life expectancy is 64 years (61 years for men, 66 years for women) as of 2022. In Sudan, that number is 67 years (65 years for men, 69 years for women) as of 2022.

be 17.5% less likely to be obese

In Equatorial Guinea, 8.0% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Sudan, that number is 6.6% of people as of 2014.


pay a 57.1% lower top tax rate

Equatorial Guinea has a top tax rate of 35.0% as of 2016. In Sudan, the top tax rate is 15.0% as of 2015.

make 76.5% less money

Equatorial Guinea has a GDP per capita of $17,000 as of 2020, while in Sudan, the GDP per capita is $4,000 as of 2020.

be 2.3 times more likely to be unemployed

In Equatorial Guinea, 8.6% of adults are unemployed as of 2014. In Sudan, that number is 19.6% as of 2017.


be 46.0% less likely to die during infancy

In Equatorial Guinea, approximately 78.3 children (per 1,000 live births) die before they reach the age of one as of 2022. In Sudan, on the other hand, 42.3 children do as of 2022.

have 11.8% more children

In Equatorial Guinea, there are approximately 29.9 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022. In Sudan, there are 33.5 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022.

be 36.3% less likely to be literate

In Equatorial Guinea, the literacy rate is 95.3% as of 2015. In Sudan, it is 60.7% as of 2018.

Basic Needs

be 28.8% 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 Sudan, that number is 87% of people on average (99% in urban areas, and 81% in rural areas) as of 2020.

be 29.9% less likely to have access to electricity

In Equatorial Guinea, approximately 67% of people have electricity access (75% in urban areas, and 45% in rural areas) as of 2019. In Sudan, that number is 47% of people on average (71% in urban areas, and 35% in rural areas) as of 2019.


spend 48.4% more on healthcare

Equatorial Guinea spends 3.1% of its total GDP on healthcare as of 2019. In Sudan, that number is 4.6% of GDP as of 2019.


see 2.9 times more coastline

Equatorial Guinea has a total of 296 km of coastline. In Sudan, that number is 853 km.

The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Ministry of Finance, Sudan Chamber of Taxation.

Sudan: At a glance

Sudan is a sovereign country in Africa, with a total land area of approximately 1,731,671 sq km. Military regimes favoring Islamic-oriented governments have dominated national politics since independence from Anglo-Egyptian co rule in 1956. Sudan was embroiled in two prolonged civil wars during most of the remainder of the 20th century. These conflicts were rooted in northern economic, political, and social domination of largely non-Muslim, non-Arab southern Sudanese. The first civil war ended in 1972 but another broke out in 1983. Peace talks gained momentum in 2002-04 with the signing of several accords. The final North/South Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA), signed in January 2005, granted the southern rebels autonomy for six years followed by a referendum on independence for Southern Sudan. The referendum was held in January 2011 and indicated overwhelming support for independence. South Sudan became independent on 9 July 2011. Sudan and South Sudan have yet to fully implement security and economic agreements signed on September 27, 2012 relating to the normalization of relations between the two countries. The final disposition of the contested Abyei region has also to be decided. Since South Sudan's independence, conflict has broken out between the government and the Sudan People's Liberation Movement-North (SPLM-N) in Southern Kordofan and Blue Nile states, which has resulted in 1.2 million internally displaced persons or severely affected persons in need of humanitarian assistance. A separate conflict, which broke out in the western region of Darfur in 2003, has displaced nearly two million people and caused an estimated 200,000 to 400,000 deaths. Violence in Darfur in 2013 resulted in an additional estimated 6,000 civilians killed and 500,000 displaced. The UN and the African Union have jointly commanded a Darfur peacekeeping operation known as the African Union-United Nations Hybrid Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) since 2007. Peacekeeping troops have struggled to stabilize the situation and have increasingly become targets for attacks by armed groups. In 2013, 16 peacekeepers were killed, UNAMID's deadliest year so far. Sudan also has faced refugee influxes from neighboring countries, primarily Ethiopia, Eritrea, Chad, Central African Republic, and South Sudan. Armed conflict, poor transport infrastructure, and government denial of access have impeded the provision of humanitarian assistance to affected populations.
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