Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Guam instead of Jordan, you would:

Health

live 1.5 years longer


In Jordan, the average life expectancy is 76 years (74 years for men, 77 years for women) as of 2020. In Guam, that number is 77 years (75 years for men, 80 years for women) as of 2020.

Economy

make 3.9 times more money


Jordan has a GDP per capita of $9,200 as of 2017, while in Guam, the GDP per capita is $35,600 as of 2016.

be 75.4% less likely to be unemployed


In Jordan, 18.3% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Guam, that number is 4.5% as of 2017.

be 62.0% more likely to be live below the poverty line


In Jordan, 14.2% live below the poverty line as of 2002. In Guam, however, that number is 23.0% as of 2001.

Life

be 15.6% less likely to die during infancy


In Jordan, approximately 12.8 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Guam, on the other hand, 10.8 children do as of 2020.

have 17.8% fewer children


In Jordan, there are approximately 23.0 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Guam, there are 18.9 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 20.5% more likely to have internet access


In Jordan, approximately 66.8% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Guam, about 80.5% do as of 2018.

Geography

see 4.8 times more coastline


Jordan has a total of 26 km of coastline. In Guam, that number is 126 km.

Guam: At a glance

Guam is a sovereign country in Australia-Oceania, with a total land area of approximately 544 sq km. Spain ceded Guam to the US in 1898. Captured by the Japanese in 1941, it was retaken by the US three years later. The military installations on the island are some of the most strategically important US bases in the Pacific.

How big is Guam compared to Jordan? 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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