Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Equatorial Guinea instead of Guernsey, you would:

Health

live 18.0 years less


In Guernsey, the average life expectancy is 83 years (80 years for men, 85 years for women). In Equatorial Guinea, that number is 65 years (63 years for men, 66 years for women).

Economy

make 31.4% less money


Guernsey has a GDP per capita of $52,500, while in Equatorial Guinea, the GDP per capita is $36,000.

be 7.2 times more likely to be unemployed


In Guernsey, 1.2% of adults are unemployed. In Equatorial Guinea, that number is 8.6%.

Life

have 3.3 times more children


In Guernsey, there are approximately 9.8 babies per 1,000 people. In Equatorial Guinea, there are 32.2 babies per 1,000 people.

be 19.2 times more likely to die during infancy


In Guernsey, approximately 3.4 children die before they reach the age of one. In Equatorial Guinea, on the other hand, 65.2 children do.

Basic Needs

be 34.0% less likely to have access to electricity


In Guernsey, 100% of the population has electricity access. In Equatorial Guinea, 66% of the population do.

be 71.4% less likely to have internet access


In Guernsey, approximately 83.3% of the population has internet access. In Equatorial Guinea, about 23.8% do.

Geography

see 5.9 times more coastline


Guernsey has a total of 50 km of coastline. In Equatorial Guinea, that number is 296 km.

Equatorial Guinea: At a glance

Equatorial Guinea is a sovereign country in Africa, with a total land area of approximately 28,051 sq km. Equatorial Guinea gained independence in 1968 after 190 years of Spanish rule. This tiny country, composed of a mainland portion plus five inhabited islands, is one of the smallest on the African continent. President Teodoro Obiang NGUEMA MBASOGO has ruled the country since 1979 when he seized power in a coup. Although nominally a constitutional democracy since 1991, the 1996, 2002, and 2009 presidential elections - as well as the 1999, 2004, 2008, and 2013 legislative elections - were widely seen as flawed. The president exerts almost total control over the political system and has discouraged political opposition. Equatorial Guinea has experienced rapid economic growth due to the discovery of large offshore oil reserves, and in the last decade has become Sub-Saharan Africa's third largest oil exporter. Despite the country's economic windfall from oil production, resulting in a massive increase in government revenue in recent years, improvements in the population's living standards have been slow to develop.

How big is Equatorial Guinea compared to Guernsey? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.

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