Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

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


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

live 6.1 years longer


In Guyana, the average life expectancy is 69 years (66 years for men, 72 years for women). In Bulgaria, that number is 75 years (71 years for men, 78 years for women).

be 23.8% more likely to be obese


In Guyana, 20.2% of adults are obese. In Bulgaria, that number is 25.0% of people.

Economy

make 2.6 times more money


Guyana has a GDP per capita of $8,200, while in Bulgaria, the GDP per capita is $21,700.

be 44.1% less likely to be unemployed


In Guyana, 11.1% of adults are unemployed. In Bulgaria, that number is 6.2%.

be 33.1% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Guyana, 35.0% live below the poverty line. In Bulgaria, however, that number is 23.4%.

Life

be 95.2% less likely to die during childbirth


In Guyana, approximately 229.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Bulgaria, 11.0 women do.

be 11.2% more likely to be literate


In Guyana, the literacy rate is 88.5%. In Bulgaria, it is 98.4%.

be 72.4% less likely to die during infancy


In Guyana, approximately 30.4 children die before they reach the age of one. In Bulgaria, on the other hand, 8.4 children do.

have 43.5% less children


In Guyana, there are approximately 15.4 babies per 1,000 people. In Bulgaria, there are 8.7 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 26.6% more likely to have access to electricity


In Guyana, 79% of the population has electricity access. In Bulgaria, 100% of the population do.

be 67.5% more likely to have internet access


In Guyana, approximately 35.7% of the population has internet access. In Bulgaria, about 59.8% do.

Expenditures

spend 28.1% more on education


Guyana spends 3.2% of its total GDP on education. Bulgaria spends 4.1% of total GDP on education.

spend 61.5% more on healthcare


Guyana spends 5.2% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Bulgaria, that number is 8.4% of GDP.

Geography

see 22.9% less coastline


Guyana has a total of 459 km of coastline. In Bulgaria, that number is 354 km.

Bulgaria: At a glance

Bulgaria is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 108,489 sq km. The Bulgars, a Central Asian Turkic tribe, merged with the local Slavic inhabitants in the late 7th century to form the first Bulgarian state. In succeeding centuries, Bulgaria struggled with the Byzantine Empire to assert its place in the Balkans, but by the end of the 14th century the country was overrun by the Ottoman Turks. Northern Bulgaria attained autonomy in 1878 and all of Bulgaria became independent from the Ottoman Empire in 1908. Having fought on the losing side in both World Wars, Bulgaria fell within the Soviet sphere of influence and became a People's Republic in 1946. Communist domination ended in 1990, when Bulgaria held its first multiparty election since World War II and began the contentious process of moving toward political democracy and a market economy while combating inflation, unemployment, corruption, and crime. The country joined NATO in 2004 and the EU in 2007.

How big is Bulgaria 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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