Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Equatorial Guinea instead of Iraq, you would:
be 73.7% less likely to be obese
In Iraq, 30.4% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Equatorial Guinea, that number is 8.0% of people as of 2016.
live 6.9 years less
In Iraq, the average life expectancy is 73 years (71 years for men, 75 years for women) as of 2020. In Equatorial Guinea, that number is 66 years (64 years for men, 67 years for women) as of 2020.
make 2.2 times more money
Iraq has a GDP per capita of $16,700 as of 2017, while in Equatorial Guinea, the GDP per capita is $37,400 as of 2017.
be 46.2% less likely to be unemployed
In Iraq, 16.0% of adults are unemployed as of 2012. In Equatorial Guinea, that number is 8.6% as of 2014.
be 91.3% more likely to live below the poverty line
In Iraq, 23.0% live below the poverty line as of 2014. In Equatorial Guinea, however, that number is 44.0% as of 2011.
pay a 2.3 times higher top tax rate
Iraq has a top tax rate of 15.0% as of 2016. In Equatorial Guinea, the top tax rate is 35.0% as of 2016.
be 90.2% more likely to be literate
In Iraq, the literacy rate is 50.1% as of 2018. In Equatorial Guinea, it is 95.3% as of 2015.
have 19.5% more children
In Iraq, there are approximately 25.7 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Equatorial Guinea, there are 30.7 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.
be 3.8 times more likely to die during childbirth
In Iraq, approximately 79.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Equatorial Guinea, 301.0 women do as of 2017.
be 3.1 times more likely to die during infancy
In Iraq, approximately 19.5 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Equatorial Guinea, on the other hand, 59.7 children do as of 2020.
be 32.1% less likely to have access to electricity
In Iraq, approximately 100% of the population has electricity access as of 2016. In Equatorial Guinea, 68% of the population do as of 2016.
be 46.8% less likely to have internet access
In Iraq, approximately 49.4% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Equatorial Guinea, about 26.2% do as of 2018.
be 30.9% less likely to have access to improved drinking water
In Iraq, approximately 98% of people have improved drinking water access (99% in urban areas, and 95% in rural areas) as of 2017. In Equatorial Guinea, that number is 68% of people on average (82% in urban areas, and 32% in rural areas) as of 2017.
see 5.1 times more coastline
Iraq has a total of 58 km of coastline. In Equatorial Guinea, that number is 296 km.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Ministry of Finance.
Equatorial Guinea: At a glance
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