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

Health

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.

Economy

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.

Life

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.

Basic Needs

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.

Expenditures

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.

Geography

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

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.
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