Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Guatemala instead of Germany, you would:
live 8.7 years less
In Germany, the average life expectancy is 81 years (79 years for men, 84 years for women) as of 2020. In Guatemala, that number is 72 years (70 years for men, 74 years for women) as of 2020.
be 39.5% less likely to be unemployed
In Germany, 3.8% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Guatemala, that number is 2.3% as of 2017.
pay a 85.3% lower top tax rate
Germany has a top tax rate of 47.5% as of 2016. In Guatemala, the top tax rate is 7.0% as of 2016.
make 83.9% less money
Germany has a GDP per capita of $50,800 as of 2017, while in Guatemala, the GDP per capita is $8,200 as of 2017.
be 3.6 times more likely to live below the poverty line
In Germany, 16.7% live below the poverty line as of 2015. In Guatemala, however, that number is 59.3% as of 2014.
have 2.7 times more children
In Germany, there are approximately 8.6 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Guatemala, there are 23.3 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.
be 13.6 times more likely to die during childbirth
In Germany, approximately 7.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Guatemala, 95.0 women do as of 2017.
be 6.6 times more likely to die during infancy
In Germany, approximately 3.3 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Guatemala, on the other hand, 21.8 children do as of 2020.
be 27.6% less likely to have internet access
In Germany, approximately 89.7% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Guatemala, about 65.0% do as of 2018.
spend 41.7% less on education
Germany spends 4.8% of its total GDP on education as of 2016. Guatemala spends 2.8% of total GDP on education as of 2017.
see 83.3% less coastline
Germany has a total of 2,389 km of coastline. In Guatemala, that number is 400 km.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Federal Central Tax Office (BZSt), Superintendence of the Tax Administration.
Guatemala: At a glance
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