Quality of Life Comparison


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


live 20.0 years longer

In Guinea, the average life expectancy is 61 years (60 years for men, 63 years for women). In Finland, that number is 81 years (78 years for men, 84 years for women).

be 2.9 times more likely to be obese

In Guinea, 7.7% of adults are obese. In Finland, that number is 22.2% of people.


make 22.1 times more money

Guinea has a GDP per capita of $2,000, while in Finland, the GDP per capita is $44,300.

be 3.1 times more likely to be unemployed

In Guinea, 2.8% of adults are unemployed. In Finland, that number is 8.6%.

spend 29.0% more on taxes

Guinea has a top tax rate of 40.0%. In Finland, the top tax rate is 51.6%.


be 99.6% less likely to die during childbirth

In Guinea, approximately 679.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Finland, 3.0 women do.

be 95.0% less likely to die during infancy

In Guinea, approximately 50.0 children die before they reach the age of one. In Finland, on the other hand, 2.5 children do.

have 69.5% fewer children

In Guinea, there are approximately 35.1 babies per 1,000 people. In Finland, there are 10.7 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 3.8 times more likely to have access to electricity

In Guinea, 26% of the population has electricity access. In Finland, 100% of the population do.

be 8.9 times more likely to have internet access

In Guinea, approximately 9.8% of the population has internet access. In Finland, about 87.7% do.

be 30.2% 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 Finland, that number is 100% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 100% in rural areas).


spend 3.0 times more on education

Guinea spends 2.4% of its total GDP on education. Finland spends 7.2% of total GDP on education.

spend 73.2% more on healthcare

Guinea spends 5.6% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Finland, that number is 9.7% of GDP.


see 3.9 times more coastline

Guinea has a total of 320 km of coastline. In Finland, that number is 1,250 km.

Finland: At a glance

Finland is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 303,815 sq km. Finland was a province and then a grand duchy under Sweden from the 12th to the 19th centuries, and an autonomous grand duchy of Russia after 1809. It gained complete independence in 1917. During World War II, it successfully defended its independence through cooperation with Germany and resisted subsequent invasions by the Soviet Union - albeit with some loss of territory. In the subsequent half century, Finland transformed from a farm/forest economy to a diversified modern industrial economy; per capita income is among the highest in Western Europe. A member of the European Union since 1995, Finland was the only Nordic state to join the euro single currency at its initiation in January 1999. In the 21st century, the key features of Finland's modern welfare state are high quality education, promotion of equality, and a national social welfare system - currently challenged by an aging population and the fluctuations of an export-driven economy.

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


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