Quality of Life Comparison


If you lived in Jordan 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 Jordan, that number is 0.1% of people.

live 6.2 years longer

In Guyana, the average life expectancy is 69 years (66 years for men, 72 years for women). In Jordan, that number is 75 years (73 years for men, 76 years for women).

be 75.7% more likely to be obese

In Guyana, 20.2% of adults are obese. In Jordan, that number is 35.5% of people.


make 52.4% more money

Guyana has a GDP per capita of $8,200, while in Jordan, the GDP per capita is $12,500.

be 59.4% less likely to be live below the poverty line

In Guyana, 35.0% live below the poverty line. In Jordan, however, that number is 14.2%.

be 66.7% more likely to be unemployed

In Guyana, 11.1% of adults are unemployed. In Jordan, that number is 18.5%.


be 74.7% less likely to die during childbirth

In Guyana, approximately 229.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Jordan, 58.0 women do.

be 53.3% less likely to die during infancy

In Guyana, approximately 30.4 children die before they reach the age of one. In Jordan, on the other hand, 14.2 children do.

have 55.2% more children

In Guyana, there are approximately 15.4 babies per 1,000 people. In Jordan, there are 23.9 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 25.9% 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 Jordan, that number is 100% of people on average (99% in urban areas, and 99% in rural areas).

be 74.5% more likely to have internet access

In Guyana, approximately 35.7% of the population has internet access. In Jordan, about 62.3% do.


spend 21.9% more on education

Guyana spends 3.2% of its total GDP on education. Jordan spends 3.9% of total GDP on education.

spend 44.2% more on healthcare

Guyana spends 5.2% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Jordan, that number is 7.5% of GDP.


see 94.3% less coastline

Guyana has a total of 459 km of coastline. In Jordan, that number is 26 km.

Jordan: At a glance

Jordan is a sovereign country in Middle East, with a total land area of approximately 88,802 sq km. Following World War I and the dissolution of the Ottoman Empire, the League of Nations awarded Britain the mandate to govern much of the Middle East. Britain demarcated a semi-autonomous region of Transjordan from Palestine in the early 1920s. The area gained its independence in 1946 and thereafter became The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan. The country's long-time ruler, King HUSSEIN (1953-99), successfully navigated competing pressures from the major powers (US, USSR, and UK), various Arab states, Israel, and a large internal Palestinian population. Jordan lost the West Bank to Israel in the 1967 Six-Day War. King HUSSEIN in 1988 permanently relinquished Jordanian claims to the West Bank; in 1994 he signed a peace treaty with Israel. King ABDALLAH II, King HUSSEIN's eldest son, assumed the throne following his father's death in 1999. He implemented modest political and economic reforms, but in the wake of the "Arab Revolution" across the Middle East, Jordanians continue to press for further political liberalization, government reforms, and economic improvements. In January 2014, Jordan assumed a nonpermanent seat on the UN Security Council for the 2014-15 term.

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The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.


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