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

Health

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.

Economy

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.

Life

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.

Expenditures

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.

Geography

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

Vietnam (sometimes abbreviated SRV) is a sovereign country in East/Southeast Asia, with a total land area of approximately 310,070 sq km. The conquest of Vietnam by France began in 1858 and was completed by 1884. It became part of French Indochina in 1887. Vietnam declared independence after World War II, but France continued to rule until its 1954 defeat by communist forces under Ho Chi MINH. Under the Geneva Accords of 1954, Vietnam was divided into the communist North and anti-communist South. US economic and military aid to South Vietnam grew through the 1960s in an attempt to bolster the government, but US armed forces were withdrawn following a cease-fire agreement in 1973. Two years later, North Vietnamese forces overran the South reuniting the country under communist rule. Despite the return of peace, for over a decade the country experienced little economic growth because of conservative leadership policies, the persecution and mass exodus of individuals - many of them successful South Vietnamese merchants - and growing international isolation. However, since the enactment of Vietnam's "doi moi" (renovation) policy in 1986, Vietnamese authorities have committed to increased economic liberalization and enacted structural reforms needed to modernize the economy and to produce more competitive, export-driven industries. The communist leaders, however, maintain control on political expression and have resisted outside calls to improve human rights. The country continues to experience small-scale protests from various groups - the vast majority connected to land-use issues, calls for increased political space, and the lack of equitable mechanisms for resolving disputes. Various ethnic minorities, such as the Montagnards of the Central Highlands and the Khmer Krom in the southern delta region, have also held protests.
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