Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Equatorial Guinea instead of Latvia, you would:
be 66.1% less likely to be obese
In Latvia, 23.6% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Equatorial Guinea, that number is 8.0% of people as of 2016.
be 17.7 times more likely to be living with HIV/AIDS
In Latvia, 0.4% of people are living with AIDS/HIV as of 2018. In Equatorial Guinea, that number is 7.1% of people as of 2018.
live 9.7 years less
In Latvia, the average life expectancy is 75 years (71 years for men, 80 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 35.0% more money
Latvia has a GDP per capita of $27,700 as of 2017, while in Equatorial Guinea, the GDP per capita is $37,400 as of 2017.
be 72.5% more likely to live below the poverty line
In Latvia, 25.5% live below the poverty line as of 2015. In Equatorial Guinea, however, that number is 44.0% as of 2011.
pay a 52.2% higher top tax rate
Latvia has a top tax rate of 23.0% as of 2016. In Equatorial Guinea, the top tax rate is 35.0% as of 2016.
have 3.3 times more children
In Latvia, there are approximately 9.2 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Equatorial Guinea, there are 30.7 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.
be 15.8 times more likely to die during childbirth
In Latvia, approximately 19.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Equatorial Guinea, 301.0 women do as of 2017.
be 11.9 times more likely to die during infancy
In Latvia, approximately 5.0 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 Latvia, approximately 100% of the population has electricity access as of 2016. In Equatorial Guinea, 68% of the population do as of 2016.
be 68.6% less likely to have internet access
In Latvia, approximately 83.6% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Equatorial Guinea, about 26.2% do as of 2018.
be 31.4% less likely to have access to improved drinking water
In Latvia, approximately 99% of people have improved drinking water access (99% in urban areas, and 98% 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 40.6% less coastline
Latvia has a total of 498 km of coastline. In Equatorial Guinea, that number is 296 km.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: State Revenue Service, Latvia, The World Factbook, Ministry of Finance.
Equatorial Guinea: At a glance
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