Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 58.4% less likely to be obese


In Guyana, 20.2% of adults are obese. In Togo, that number is 8.4% of people.

be 23.5% more likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


In Guyana, 1.7% of people are living with AIDS/HIV. In Togo, that number is 2.1% of people.

live 3.2 years less


In Guyana, the average life expectancy is 69 years (66 years for men, 72 years for women). In Togo, that number is 65 years (63 years for men, 68 years for women).

Economy

be 37.8% less likely to be unemployed


In Guyana, 11.1% of adults are unemployed. In Togo, that number is 6.9%.

make 79.3% less money


Guyana has a GDP per capita of $8,200, while in Togo, the GDP per capita is $1,700.

be 57.4% more likely to be live below the poverty line


In Guyana, 35.0% live below the poverty line. In Togo, however, that number is 55.1%.

Life

have 2.2 times more children


In Guyana, there are approximately 15.4 babies per 1,000 people. In Togo, there are 33.3 babies per 1,000 people.

be 60.7% more likely to die during childbirth


In Guyana, approximately 229.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Togo, 368.0 women do.

be 28.0% less likely to be literate


In Guyana, the literacy rate is 88.5%. In Togo, it is 63.7%.

be 38.8% more likely to die during infancy


In Guyana, approximately 30.4 children die before they reach the age of one. In Togo, on the other hand, 42.2 children do.

Basic Needs

be 65.8% less likely to have access to electricity


In Guyana, 79% of people have electricity access (91% in urban areas, and 75% in rural areas). In Togo, that number is 27% of people on average (35% in urban areas, and 21% in rural areas).

be 68.3% less likely to have internet access


In Guyana, approximately 35.7% of the population has internet access. In Togo, about 11.3% do.

be 35.8% less likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Guyana, approximately 98% of people have improved drinking water access (98% in urban areas, and 98% in rural areas). In Togo, that number is 63% of people on average (91% in urban areas, and 44% in rural areas).

Expenditures

spend 59.4% more on education


Guyana spends 3.2% of its total GDP on education. Togo spends 5.1% of total GDP on education.

Geography

see 87.8% less coastline


Guyana has a total of 459 km of coastline. In Togo, that number is 56 km.

Togo: At a glance

Togo is a sovereign country in Africa, with a total land area of approximately 54,385 sq km. French Togoland became Togo in 1960. Gen. Gnassingbe EYADEMA, installed as military ruler in 1967, ruled Togo with a heavy hand for almost four decades. Despite the facade of multi-party elections instituted in the early 1990s, the government was largely dominated by President EYADEMA, whose Rally of the Togolese People (RPT) party has maintained power almost continually since 1967 and maintains a majority of seats in today's legislature. Upon EYADEMA's death in February 2005, the military installed the president's son, Faure GNASSINGBE, and then engineered his formal election two months later. Democratic gains since then allowed Togo to hold its first relatively free and fair legislative elections in October 2007. After years of political unrest and condemnation from international organizations for human rights abuses, Togo is finally being re-welcomed into the international community.

How big is Togo 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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