Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 67.6% less likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


In Equatorial Guinea, 7.1% of people are living with AIDS/HIV as of 2018. In Togo, that number is 2.3% of people as of 2018.

live 0.9 years longer


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

Economy

be 19.8% less likely to be unemployed


In Equatorial Guinea, 8.6% of adults are unemployed as of 2014. In Togo, that number is 6.9% as of 2016.

make 95.5% less money


Equatorial Guinea has a GDP per capita of $37,400 as of 2017, while in Togo, the GDP per capita is $1,700 as of 2017.

be 25.2% more likely to be live below the poverty line


In Equatorial Guinea, 44.0% live below the poverty line as of 2011. In Togo, however, that number is 55.1% as of 2015.

Life

be 35.5% 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 Togo, on the other hand, 38.5 children do as of 2020.

be 31.6% more likely to die during childbirth


In Equatorial Guinea, approximately 301.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Togo, 396.0 women do as of 2017.

be 33.2% less likely to be literate


In Equatorial Guinea, the literacy rate is 95.3% as of 2015. In Togo, it is 63.7% as of 2015.

Basic Needs

be 47.0% less 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 Togo, that number is 36% of people on average (64% in urban areas, and 16% in rural areas) as of 2017.

be 52.9% less likely to have internet access


In Equatorial Guinea, approximately 26.2% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Togo, about 12.4% do as of 2018.

Geography

see 81.1% less coastline


Equatorial Guinea has a total of 296 km of coastline. In Togo, that number is 56 km.

Togo: At a glance

Togo is a sovereign country in Africa, with a total land area of approximately 54,385 sq km. French Togoland became Togo in 1960. Gen. Gnassingbe EYADEMA, installed as military ruler in 1967, ruled Togo with a heavy hand for almost four decades. Despite the facade of multi-party elections instituted in the early 1990s, the government was largely dominated by President EYADEMA, whose Rally of the Togolese People (RPT) party has maintained power almost continually since 1967 and maintains a majority of seats in today's legislature. Upon EYADEMA's death in February 2005, the military installed the president's son, Faure GNASSINGBE, and then engineered his formal election two months later. Democratic gains since then allowed Togo to hold its first relatively free and fair legislative elections in October 2007. After years of political unrest and condemnation from international organizations for human rights abuses, Togo is finally being re-welcomed into the international community.

How big is Togo 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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