Quality of Life Comparison


If you lived in Argentina instead of Guinea, you would:


be 73.3% less likely to be living with HIV/AIDS

In Guinea, 1.5% of people are living with AIDS/HIV. In Argentina, that number is 0.4% of people.

live 16.3 years longer

In Guinea, the average life expectancy is 61 years (60 years for men, 63 years for women). In Argentina, that number is 77 years (74 years for men, 81 years for women).

be 3.7 times more likely to be obese

In Guinea, 7.7% of adults are obese. In Argentina, that number is 28.3% of people.


make 10.4 times more money

Guinea has a GDP per capita of $2,000, while in Argentina, the GDP per capita is $20,900.

be 45.3% less likely to be live below the poverty line

In Guinea, 47.0% live below the poverty line. In Argentina, however, that number is 25.7%.

spend 12.5% less on taxes

Guinea has a top tax rate of 40.0%. In Argentina, the top tax rate is 35.0%.

be 2.9 times more likely to be unemployed

In Guinea, 2.8% of adults are unemployed. In Argentina, that number is 8.1%.


be 92.3% less likely to die during childbirth

In Guinea, approximately 679.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Argentina, 52.0 women do.

be 3.2 times more likely to be literate

In Guinea, the literacy rate is 30.4%. In Argentina, it is 98.1%.

be 80.4% less likely to die during infancy

In Guinea, approximately 50.0 children die before they reach the age of one. In Argentina, on the other hand, 9.8 children do.

have 52.4% less children

In Guinea, there are approximately 35.1 babies per 1,000 people. In Argentina, there are 16.7 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 3.7 times more likely to have access to electricity

In Guinea, 26% of people have electricity access (53% in urban areas, and 11% in rural areas). In Argentina, that number is 96% of people on average (99% in urban areas, and 96% in rural areas).

be 7.2 times more likely to have internet access

In Guinea, approximately 9.8% of the population has internet access. In Argentina, about 70.2% do.

be 29.0% more likely to have access to improved drinking water

In Guinea, approximately 77% of people have improved drinking water access (93% in urban areas, and 67% in rural areas). In Argentina, that number is 99% of people on average (99% in urban areas, and 100% in rural areas).


spend 14.3% less on healthcare

Guinea spends 5.6% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Argentina, that number is 4.8% of GDP.

spend 2.5 times more on education

Guinea spends 2.4% of its total GDP on education. Argentina spends 5.9% of total GDP on education.


see 15.6 times more coastline

Guinea has a total of 320 km of coastline. In Argentina, that number is 4,989 km.

Argentina: At a glance

Argentina is a sovereign country in South America, with a total land area of approximately 2,736,690 sq km. In 1816, the United Provinces of the Rio Plata declared their independence from Spain. After Bolivia, Paraguay, and Uruguay went their separate ways, the area that remained became Argentina. The country's population and culture were heavily shaped by immigrants from throughout Europe, with Italy and Spain providing the largest percentage of newcomers from 1860 to 1930. Up until about the mid-20th century, much of Argentina's history was dominated by periods of internal political conflict between Federalists and Unitarians and between civilian and military factions. After World War II, an era of Peronist populism and direct and indirect military interference in subsequent governments was followed by a military junta that took power in 1976. Democracy returned in 1983 after a failed bid to seize the Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas) by force, and has persisted despite numerous challenges, the most formidable of which was a severe economic crisis in 2001-02 that led to violent public protests and the successive resignations of several presidents. In January 2013, Argentina assumed a nonpermanent seat on the UN Security Council for the 2013-14 term.

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

The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Ministry of Economy and Finance, Federal Administration of Public Revenue.


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