Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 82.4% less likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


In Guyana, 1.7% of people are living with AIDS/HIV. In Luxembourg, that number is 0.3% of people.

live 13.7 years longer


In Guyana, the average life expectancy is 69 years (66 years for men, 72 years for women). In Luxembourg, that number is 82 years (80 years for men, 85 years for women).

be 11.9% more likely to be obese


In Guyana, 20.2% of adults are obese. In Luxembourg, that number is 22.6% of people.

Economy

make 13.0 times more money


Guyana has a GDP per capita of $8,200, while in Luxembourg, the GDP per capita is $106,300.

be 45.0% less likely to be unemployed


In Guyana, 11.1% of adults are unemployed. In Luxembourg, that number is 6.1%.

Life

be 95.6% less likely to die during childbirth


In Guyana, approximately 229.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Luxembourg, 10.0 women do.

be 88.8% less likely to die during infancy


In Guyana, approximately 30.4 children die before they reach the age of one. In Luxembourg, on the other hand, 3.4 children do.

have 25.3% fewer children


In Guyana, there are approximately 15.4 babies per 1,000 people. In Luxembourg, there are 11.5 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 Luxembourg, 100% of the population do.

be 2.7 times more likely to have internet access


In Guyana, approximately 35.7% of the population has internet access. In Luxembourg, about 97.5% do.

Expenditures

spend 25.0% more on education


Guyana spends 3.2% of its total GDP on education. Luxembourg spends 4.0% of total GDP on education.

spend 26.9% more on healthcare


Guyana spends 5.2% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Luxembourg, that number is 6.6% of GDP.

Luxembourg: At a glance

Luxembourg is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 2,586 sq km. Founded in 963, Luxembourg became a grand duchy in 1815 and an independent state under the Netherlands. It lost more than half of its territory to Belgium in 1839 but gained a larger measure of autonomy. Full independence was attained in 1867. Overrun by Germany in both world wars, it ended its neutrality in 1948 when it entered into the Benelux Customs Union and when it joined NATO the following year. In 1957, Luxembourg became one of the six founding countries of the European Economic Community (later the European Union), and in 1999 it joined the euro currency area. In January 2013, Luxembourg assumed a nonpermanent seat on the UN Security Council for the 2013-14 term.

How big is Luxembourg 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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