Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 59.2% more likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


In Equatorial Guinea, 7.1% of people are living with AIDS/HIV as of 2018. In Zambia, that number is 11.3% of people as of 2018.

live 12.1 years less


In Equatorial Guinea, the average life expectancy is 66 years (64 years for men, 67 years for women) as of 2020. In Zambia, that number is 54 years (52 years for men, 55 years for women) as of 2020.

Economy

make 89.3% less money


Equatorial Guinea has a GDP per capita of $37,400 as of 2017, while in Zambia, the GDP per capita is $4,000 as of 2017.

be 74.4% more likely to be unemployed


In Equatorial Guinea, 8.6% of adults are unemployed as of 2014. In Zambia, that number is 15.0% as of 2008.

be 23.6% more likely to be live below the poverty line


In Equatorial Guinea, 44.0% live below the poverty line as of 2011. In Zambia, however, that number is 54.4% as of 2015.

Life

be 29.2% less likely to die during childbirth


In Equatorial Guinea, approximately 301.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Zambia, 213.0 women do as of 2017.

have 31.6% more children


In Equatorial Guinea, there are approximately 30.7 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Zambia, there are 40.4 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 51.4% 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 Zambia, that number is 33% of people on average (67% in urban areas, and 6% in rural areas) as of 2017.

be 45.5% less likely to have internet access


In Equatorial Guinea, approximately 26.2% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Zambia, about 14.3% do as of 2018.

Zambia: At a glance

Zambia is a sovereign country in Africa, with a total land area of approximately 743,398 sq km. The territory of Northern Rhodesia was administered by the [British] South Africa Company from 1891 until it was taken over by the UK in 1923. During the 1920s and 1930s, advances in mining spurred development and immigration. The name was changed to Zambia upon independence in 1964. In the 1980s and 1990s, declining copper prices, economic mismanagement and a prolonged drought hurt the economy. Elections in 1991 brought an end to one-party rule, but the subsequent vote in 1996 saw blatant harassment of opposition parties. The election in 2001 was marked by administrative problems with three parties filing a legal petition challenging the election of ruling party candidate Levy MWANAWASA. MWANAWASA was reelected in 2006 in an election that was deemed free and fair. Upon his abrupt death in August 2008, he was succeeded by his vice president, Rupiah BANDA, who subsequently won a special presidential by-election in October 2008. Michael SATA was elected president in September 2011.

How big is Zambia 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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