Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Vietnam instead of Guatemala, you would:
live 2.0 years longer
In Guatemala, the average life expectancy is 72 years (70 years for men, 74 years for women) as of 2020. In Vietnam, that number is 74 years (72 years for men, 77 years for women) as of 2020.
be 90.1% less likely to be obese
In Guatemala, 21.2% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Vietnam, that number is 2.1% of people as of 2016.
be 86.5% less likely to live below the poverty line
In Guatemala, 59.3% live below the poverty line as of 2014. In Vietnam, however, that number is 8.0% as of 2017.
make 15.9% less money
Guatemala has a GDP per capita of $8,200 as of 2017, while in Vietnam, the GDP per capita is $6,900 as of 2017.
pay a 5.0 times higher top tax rate
Guatemala has a top tax rate of 7.0% as of 2016. In Vietnam, the top tax rate is 35.0% as of 2016.
be 54.7% less likely to die during childbirth
In Guatemala, approximately 95.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Vietnam, 43.0 women do as of 2017.
be 16.6% more likely to be literate
In Guatemala, the literacy rate is 81.5% as of 2015. In Vietnam, it is 95.0% as of 2018.
be 28.0% less likely to die during infancy
In Guatemala, approximately 21.8 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Vietnam, on the other hand, 15.7 children do as of 2020.
have 37.8% fewer children
In Guatemala, there are approximately 23.3 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Vietnam, there are 14.5 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.
spend 2.0 times more on education
Guatemala spends 2.8% of its total GDP on education as of 2017. Vietnam spends 5.7% of total GDP on education as of 2013.
see 8.6 times more coastline
Guatemala has a total of 400 km of coastline. In Vietnam, that number is 3,444 km.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, General Department Of Taxation - Ministry Of Finance, Superintendence of the Tax Administration.
Vietnam: At a glance
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