If you lived in Guyana instead of Greece, you would:


be 18.9% less likely to be obese

In Greece, 24.9% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Guyana, that number is 20.2% of people as of 2016.

be 6.5 times more likely to be living with HIV/AIDS

In Greece, 0.2% of people are living with AIDS/HIV as of 2020. In Guyana, that number is 1.3% of people as of 2020.

live 9.6 years less

In Greece, the average life expectancy is 81 years (79 years for men, 84 years for women) as of 2022. In Guyana, that number is 72 years (70 years for men, 74 years for women) as of 2022.


make 12.3% more money

Greece has a GDP per capita of $31,700 as of 2022, while in Guyana, the GDP per capita is $35,600 as of 2022.

be 86.2% more likely to live below the poverty line

In Greece, 18.8% live below the poverty line as of 2021. In Guyana, however, that number is 35.0% as of 2006.


have 2.3 times more children

In Greece, there are approximately 7.4 babies per 1,000 people as of 2024. In Guyana, there are 16.7 babies per 1,000 people as of 2024.

be 14.0 times more likely to die during childbirth

In Greece, approximately 8.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2020. In Guyana, 112.0 women do as of 2020.

be 6.2 times more likely to die during infancy

In Greece, approximately 3.5 children (per 1,000 live births) die before they reach the age of one as of 2022. In Guyana, on the other hand, 22.1 children do as of 2022.


spend 42.1% less on healthcare

Greece spends 9.5% of its total GDP on healthcare as of 2020. In Guyana, that number is 5.5% of GDP as of 2020.


see 96.6% less coastline

Greece has a total of 13,676 km of coastline. In Guyana, that number is 459 km.

The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.

Guyana: At a glance

Guyana is a sovereign country in South America, with a total land area of approximately 196,849 sq km. Originally a Dutch colony in the 17th century, by 1815 Guyana had become a British possession. The abolition of slavery led to settlement of urban areas by former slaves and the importation of indentured servants from India to work the sugar plantations. The resulting ethnocultural divide has persisted and has led to turbulent politics. Guyana achieved independence from the UK in 1966, and since then it has been ruled mostly by socialist-oriented governments. In 1992, Cheddi JAGAN was elected president in what is considered the country's first free and fair election since independence. After his death five years later, his wife, Janet JAGAN, became president but resigned in 1999 due to poor health. Her successor, Bharrat JAGDEO, was reelected in 2001 and again in 2006. Donald RAMOTAR was elected president in 2011.
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