Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 8.2 years less


In Germany, the average life expectancy is 81 years (78 years for men, 83 years for women). In Guatemala, that number is 73 years (71 years for men, 75 years for women).

Economy

be 39.5% less likely to be unemployed


In Germany, 3.8% of adults are unemployed. In Guatemala, that number is 2.3%.

spend 85.3% less on taxes


Germany has a top tax rate of 47.5%. In Guatemala, the top tax rate is 7.0%.

make 83.9% less money


Germany has a GDP per capita of $50,400, while in Guatemala, the GDP per capita is $8,100.

be 3.6 times more likely to live below the poverty line


In Germany, 16.7% live below the poverty line. In Guatemala, however, that number is 59.3%.

Life

have 2.8 times more children


In Germany, there are approximately 8.6 babies per 1,000 people. In Guatemala, there are 24.1 babies per 1,000 people.

be 14.7 times more likely to die during childbirth


In Germany, approximately 6.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Guatemala, 88.0 women do.

be 6.3 times more likely to die during infancy


In Germany, approximately 3.4 children die before they reach the age of one. In Guatemala, on the other hand, 21.3 children do.

Basic Needs

be 22.0% less likely to have access to electricity


In Germany, 100% of the population has electricity access. In Guatemala, 78% of the population do.

be 61.5% less likely to have internet access


In Germany, approximately 89.6% of the population has internet access. In Guatemala, about 34.5% do.

Expenditures

spend 42.9% less on education


Germany spends 4.9% of its total GDP on education. Guatemala spends 2.8% of total GDP on education.

spend 45.1% less on healthcare


Germany spends 11.3% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Guatemala, that number is 6.2% of GDP.

Geography

see 83.3% less coastline


Germany has a total of 2,389 km of coastline. In Guatemala, that number is 400 km.

Guatemala: At a glance

Guatemala is a sovereign country in Central America/Caribbean, with a total land area of approximately 107,159 sq km. The Maya civilization flourished in Guatemala and surrounding regions during the first millennium A.D. After almost three centuries as a Spanish colony, Guatemala won its independence in 1821. During the second half of the 20th century, it experienced a variety of military and civilian governments, as well as a 36-year guerrilla war. In 1996, the government signed a peace agreement formally ending the internal conflict, which had left more than 200,000 people dead and had created, by some estimates, about 1 million refugees.

How big is Guatemala compared to Germany? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Federal Central Tax Office (BZSt), Superintendence of the Tax Administration.

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