Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Angola instead of Guyana, you would:

Health

be 59.4% less likely to be obese


In Guyana, 20.2% of adults are obese. In Angola, that number is 8.2% of people.

be 11.8% more likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


In Guyana, 1.7% of people are living with AIDS/HIV. In Angola, that number is 1.9% of people.

live 8.4 years less


In Guyana, the average life expectancy is 69 years (66 years for men, 72 years for women). In Angola, that number is 60 years (58 years for men, 62 years for women).

Economy

be 40.5% less likely to be unemployed


In Guyana, 11.1% of adults are unemployed. In Angola, that number is 6.6%.

make 17.1% less money


Guyana has a GDP per capita of $8,200, while in Angola, the GDP per capita is $6,800.

Life

have 2.9 times more children


In Guyana, there are approximately 15.4 babies per 1,000 people. In Angola, there are 44.2 babies per 1,000 people.

be 2.1 times more likely to die during childbirth


In Guyana, approximately 229.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Angola, 477.0 women do.

be 19.7% less likely to be literate


In Guyana, the literacy rate is 88.5%. In Angola, it is 71.1%.

be 2.2 times more likely to die during infancy


In Guyana, approximately 30.4 children die before they reach the age of one. In Angola, on the other hand, 67.6 children do.

Basic Needs

be 62.0% less likely to have access to electricity


In Guyana, 79% of people have electricity access (91% in urban areas, and 75% in rural areas). In Angola, that number is 30% of people on average (46% in urban areas, and 18% in rural areas).

be 63.6% less likely to have internet access


In Guyana, approximately 35.7% of the population has internet access. In Angola, about 13.0% do.

be 50.2% less likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Guyana, approximately 98% of people have improved drinking water access (98% in urban areas, and 98% in rural areas). In Angola, that number is 49% of people on average (75% in urban areas, and 28% in rural areas).

Expenditures

spend 36.5% less on healthcare


Guyana spends 5.2% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Angola, that number is 3.3% of GDP.

Geography

see 3.5 times more coastline


Guyana has a total of 459 km of coastline. In Angola, that number is 1,600 km.

Angola: At a glance

Angola is a sovereign country in Africa, with a total land area of approximately 1,246,700 sq km. Angola is still rebuilding its country since the end of a 27-year civil war in 2002. Fighting between the Popular Movement for the Liberation of Angola (MPLA), led by Jose Eduardo DOS SANTOS, and the National Union for the Total Independence of Angola (UNITA), led by Jonas SAVIMBI, followed independence from Portugal in 1975. Peace seemed imminent in 1992 when Angola held national elections, but fighting picked up again in 1993. Up to 1.5 million lives may have been lost - and 4 million people displaced - during the more than a quarter century of fighting. SAVIMBI's death in 2002 ended UNITA's insurgency and cemented the MPLA's hold on power. President DOS SANTOS pushed through a new constitution in 2010; elections held in 2012 saw him installed as president.

How big is Angola compared to Guyana? 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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