Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 80.3% less likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


In Equatorial Guinea, 7.1% of people are living with AIDS/HIV as of 2018. In Suriname, that number is 1.4% of people as of 2018.

live 7.6 years longer


In Equatorial Guinea, the average life expectancy is 66 years (64 years for men, 67 years for women) as of 2020. In Suriname, that number is 73 years (71 years for men, 76 years for women) as of 2020.

be 3.3 times more likely to be obese


In Equatorial Guinea, 8.0% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Suriname, that number is 26.4% of people as of 2016.

Economy

make 60.2% less money


Equatorial Guinea has a GDP per capita of $37,400 as of 2017, while in Suriname, the GDP per capita is $14,900 as of 2017.

be 59.1% more likely to be live below the poverty line


In Equatorial Guinea, 44.0% live below the poverty line as of 2011. In Suriname, however, that number is 70.0% as of 2002.

Life

be 60.1% less likely to die during childbirth


In Equatorial Guinea, approximately 301.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Suriname, 120.0 women do as of 2017.

be 63.0% 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 Suriname, on the other hand, 22.1 children do as of 2020.

have 51.5% fewer children


In Equatorial Guinea, there are approximately 30.7 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Suriname, there are 14.9 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 28.4% more likely to have access to electricity


In Equatorial Guinea, approximately 68% of people have electricity access (91% in urban areas, and 53% in rural areas) as of 2016. In Suriname, that number is 87% of people on average (96% in urban areas, and 69% in rural areas) as of 2016.

be 86.5% more likely to have internet access


In Equatorial Guinea, approximately 26.2% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Suriname, about 49.0% do as of 2018.

be 42.9% 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 Suriname, that number is 97% of people on average (98% in urban areas, and 92% in rural areas) as of 2017.

Geography

see 30.4% more coastline


Equatorial Guinea has a total of 296 km of coastline. In Suriname, that number is 386 km.

Suriname: At a glance

Suriname is a sovereign country in South America, with a total land area of approximately 156,000 sq km. First explored by the Spaniards in the 16th century and then settled by the English in the mid-17th century, Suriname became a Dutch colony in 1667. With the abolition of African slavery in 1863, workers were brought in from India and Java. Independence from the Netherlands was granted in 1975. Five years later the civilian government was replaced by a military regime that soon declared a socialist republic. It continued to exert control through a succession of nominally civilian administrations until 1987, when international pressure finally forced a democratic election. In 1990, the military overthrew the civilian leadership, but a democratically elected government - a four-party coalition - returned to power in 1991. The coalition expanded to eight parties in 2005 and ruled until August 2010, when voters returned former military leader Desire BOUTERSE and his opposition coalition to power.

How big is Suriname 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.

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