Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 88.2% less likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


In Guyana, 1.7% of people are living with AIDS/HIV. In Greece, that number is 0.2% of people.

live 12.1 years longer


In Guyana, the average life expectancy is 69 years (66 years for men, 72 years for women). In Greece, that number is 81 years (78 years for men, 83 years for women).

be 23.3% more likely to be obese


In Guyana, 20.2% of adults are obese. In Greece, that number is 24.9% of people.

Economy

make 3.4 times more money


Guyana has a GDP per capita of $8,200, while in Greece, the GDP per capita is $27,700.

be 2.0 times more likely to be unemployed


In Guyana, 11.1% of adults are unemployed. In Greece, that number is 22.3%.

Life

be 98.7% less likely to die during childbirth


In Guyana, approximately 229.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Greece, 3.0 women do.

be 10.4% more likely to be literate


In Guyana, the literacy rate is 88.5%. In Greece, it is 97.7%.

be 84.9% less likely to die during infancy


In Guyana, approximately 30.4 children die before they reach the age of one. In Greece, on the other hand, 4.6 children do.

have 45.5% less children


In Guyana, there are approximately 15.4 babies per 1,000 people. In Greece, there are 8.4 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 Greece, 100% of the population do.

be 93.6% more likely to have internet access


In Guyana, approximately 35.7% of the population has internet access. In Greece, about 69.1% do.

Expenditures

spend 55.8% more on healthcare


Guyana spends 5.2% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Greece, that number is 8.1% of GDP.

Geography

see 29.8 times more coastline


Guyana has a total of 459 km of coastline. In Greece, that number is 13,676 km.

Greece: At a glance

Greece is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 130,647 sq km. Greece achieved independence from the Ottoman Empire in 1830. During the second half of the 19th century and the first half of the 20th century, it gradually added neighboring islands and territories, most with Greek-speaking populations. In World War II, Greece was first invaded by Italy (1940) and subsequently occupied by Germany (1941-44); fighting endured in a protracted civil war between supporters of the king and other anti-communist and communist rebels. Following the latter's defeat in 1949, Greece joined NATO in 1952. In 1967, a group of military officers seized power, establishing a military dictatorship that suspended many political liberties and forced the king to flee the country. In 1974, democratic elections and a referendum created a parliamentary republic and abolished the monarchy. In 1981, Greece joined the EC (now the EU); it became the 12th member of the European Economic and Monetary Union in 2001. In 2010, the prospect of a Greek default on its euro-denominated debt created severe strains within the EMU and raised the question of whether a member country might voluntarily leave the common currency or be removed.

How big is Greece 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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