Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Zambia instead of Equatorial Guinea, you would:
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.
Zambia: At a glance
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