Quality of Life Comparison


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


be 94.1% less likely to be living with HIV/AIDS

In Guyana, 1.7% of people are living with AIDS/HIV. In Bahrain, that number is 0.1% of people.

live 10.4 years longer

In Guyana, the average life expectancy is 69 years (66 years for men, 72 years for women). In Bahrain, that number is 79 years (77 years for men, 81 years for women).

be 47.5% more likely to be obese

In Guyana, 20.2% of adults are obese. In Bahrain, that number is 29.8% of people.


make 5.9 times more money

Guyana has a GDP per capita of $8,200, while in Bahrain, the GDP per capita is $48,500.

be 65.8% less likely to be unemployed

In Guyana, 11.1% of adults are unemployed. In Bahrain, that number is 3.8%.


be 93.4% less likely to die during childbirth

In Guyana, approximately 229.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Bahrain, 15.0 women do.

be 70.7% less likely to die during infancy

In Guyana, approximately 30.4 children die before they reach the age of one. In Bahrain, on the other hand, 8.9 children do.

have 13.6% less children

In Guyana, there are approximately 15.4 babies per 1,000 people. In Bahrain, there are 13.3 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 24.1% more likely to have access to electricity

In Guyana, 79% of people have electricity access (91% in urban areas, and 75% in rural areas). In Bahrain, that number is 98% of people on average (98% in urban areas, and 93% in rural areas).

be 2.7 times more likely to have internet access

In Guyana, approximately 35.7% of the population has internet access. In Bahrain, about 98.0% do.


spend 15.6% less on education

Guyana spends 3.2% of its total GDP on education. Bahrain spends 2.7% of total GDP on education.


see 64.9% less coastline

Guyana has a total of 459 km of coastline. In Bahrain, that number is 161 km.

Bahrain: At a glance

Bahrain is a sovereign country in Middle East, with a total land area of approximately 760 sq km. In 1783, the Sunni Al-Khalifa family took power in Bahrain. In order to secure these holdings, it entered into a series of treaties with the UK during the 19th century that made Bahrain a British protectorate. The archipelago attained its independence in 1971. Facing declining oil reserves, Bahrain has turned to petroleum processing and refining and has become an international banking center. Bahrain's small size and central location among Gulf countries require it to play a delicate balancing act in foreign affairs among its larger neighbors. The Sunni-led government has struggled to manage relations with its large Shia-majority population. In early 2011, amid Arab uprisings elsewhere in the region, the Bahraini Government confronted similar protests at home with police and military action, including deploying Gulf Cooperation Council security forces to Bahrain. Sporadic clashes between demonstrators and security forces continue in Bahrain. Ongoing dissatisfaction with the political status quo has led to a broader discussion termed the Bahrain National Dialogue, a process that convenes members of the executive, parliament, and political societies in an attempt to reach a political agreement.

How big is Bahrain 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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