Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Sweden 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 Sweden, that number is 0.2% of people.

live 13.5 years longer


In Guyana, the average life expectancy is 69 years (66 years for men, 72 years for women). In Sweden, that number is 82 years (80 years for men, 84 years for women).

Economy

make 6.3 times more money


Guyana has a GDP per capita of $8,200, while in Sweden, the GDP per capita is $51,500.

be 40.5% less likely to be unemployed


In Guyana, 11.1% of adults are unemployed. In Sweden, that number is 6.6%.

be 57.1% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Guyana, 35.0% live below the poverty line. In Sweden, however, that number is 15.0%.

Life

be 98.3% less likely to die during childbirth


In Guyana, approximately 229.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Sweden, 4.0 women do.

be 91.4% less likely to die during infancy


In Guyana, approximately 30.4 children die before they reach the age of one. In Sweden, on the other hand, 2.6 children do.

have 21.4% less children


In Guyana, there are approximately 15.4 babies per 1,000 people. In Sweden, there are 12.1 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 Sweden, 100% of the population do.

be 2.6 times more likely to have internet access


In Guyana, approximately 35.7% of the population has internet access. In Sweden, about 91.5% do.

Expenditures

spend 2.4 times more on education


Guyana spends 3.2% of its total GDP on education. Sweden spends 7.7% of total GDP on education.

spend 2.3 times more on healthcare


Guyana spends 5.2% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Sweden, that number is 11.9% of GDP.

Geography

see 7.0 times more coastline


Guyana has a total of 459 km of coastline. In Sweden, that number is 3,218 km.

Sweden: At a glance

Sweden is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 410,335 sq km. A military power during the 17th century, Sweden has not participated in any war for almost two centuries. An armed neutrality was preserved in both world wars. Sweden's long-successful economic formula of a capitalist system intermixed with substantial welfare elements was challenged in the 1990s by high unemployment and in 2000-02 and 2009 by the global economic downturns, but fiscal discipline over the past several years has allowed the country to weather economic vagaries. Sweden joined the EU in 1995, but the public rejected the introduction of the euro in a 2003 referendum.

How big is Sweden 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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