Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Guam instead of Germany, you would:

Health

live 4.8 years less


In Germany, the average life expectancy is 81 years (78 years for men, 83 years for women). In Guam, that number is 76 years (74 years for men, 79 years for women).

Economy

make 29.4% less money


Germany has a GDP per capita of $50,400, while in Guam, the GDP per capita is $35,600.

be 18.4% more likely to be unemployed


In Germany, 3.8% of adults are unemployed. In Guam, that number is 4.5%.

be 37.7% more likely to be live below the poverty line


In Germany, 16.7% live below the poverty line. In Guam, however, that number is 23.0%.

Life

have 2.3 times more children


In Germany, there are approximately 8.6 babies per 1,000 people. In Guam, there are 19.7 babies per 1,000 people.

be 3.7 times more likely to die during infancy


In Germany, approximately 3.4 children die before they reach the age of one. In Guam, on the other hand, 12.6 children do.

Basic Needs

be 41.0% less likely to have access to electricity


In Germany, 100% of the population has electricity access. In Guam, 59% of the population do.

be 14.1% less likely to have internet access


In Germany, approximately 89.6% of the population has internet access. In Guam, about 77.0% do.

Geography

see 94.7% less coastline


Germany has a total of 2,389 km of coastline. In Guam, that number is 126 km.

Guam: At a glance

Guam is a sovereign country in Australia-Oceania, with a total land area of approximately 544 sq km. Spain ceded Guam to the US in 1898. Captured by the Japanese in 1941, it was retaken by the US three years later. The military installations on the island are some of the most strategically important US bases in the Pacific.

How big is Guam compared to Germany? 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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