Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Equatorial Guinea instead of Lesotho, you would:

Health

be 69.9% less likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


In Lesotho, 23.6% of people are living with AIDS/HIV as of 2018. In Equatorial Guinea, that number is 7.1% of people as of 2018.

live 12.7 years longer


In Lesotho, the average life expectancy is 53 years (53 years for men, 53 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.

be 51.8% less likely to be obese


In Lesotho, 16.6% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Equatorial Guinea, that number is 8.0% of people as of 2016.

Economy

make 11.3 times more money


Lesotho has a GDP per capita of $3,300 as of 2017, while in Equatorial Guinea, the GDP per capita is $37,400 as of 2017.

be 69.4% less likely to be unemployed


In Lesotho, 28.1% of adults are unemployed as of 2014. In Equatorial Guinea, that number is 8.6% as of 2014.

be 22.8% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Lesotho, 57.0% live below the poverty line as of 2016. In Equatorial Guinea, however, that number is 44.0% as of 2011.

pay a 16.7% higher top tax rate


Lesotho has a top tax rate of 30.0% as of 2016. In Equatorial Guinea, the top tax rate is 35.0% as of 2016.

Life

be 44.7% less likely to die during childbirth


In Lesotho, approximately 544.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Equatorial Guinea, 301.0 women do as of 2017.

be 20.0% more likely to be literate


In Lesotho, the literacy rate is 79.4% as of 2015. In Equatorial Guinea, it is 95.3% as of 2015.

have 32.3% more children


In Lesotho, there are approximately 23.2 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Equatorial Guinea, there are 30.7 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

be 43.9% more likely to die during infancy


In Lesotho, approximately 41.5 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.

Basic Needs

be 2.3 times more likely to have access to electricity


In Lesotho, approximately 30% of people have electricity access (66% in urban areas, and 16% in rural areas) as of 2017. In Equatorial Guinea, that number is 68% of people on average (91% in urban areas, and 53% in rural areas) as of 2016.

be 13.6% less likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Lesotho, approximately 78% of people have improved drinking water access (93% in urban areas, and 72% 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.

Equatorial Guinea: At a glance

Equatorial Guinea is a sovereign country in Africa, with a total land area of approximately 28,051 sq km. Equatorial Guinea gained independence in 1968 after 190 years of Spanish rule. This tiny country, composed of a mainland portion plus five inhabited islands, is one of the smallest on the African continent. President Teodoro Obiang NGUEMA MBASOGO has ruled the country since 1979 when he seized power in a coup. Although nominally a constitutional democracy since 1991, the 1996, 2002, and 2009 presidential elections - as well as the 1999, 2004, 2008, and 2013 legislative elections - were widely seen as flawed. The president exerts almost total control over the political system and has discouraged political opposition. Equatorial Guinea has experienced rapid economic growth due to the discovery of large offshore oil reserves, and in the last decade has become Sub-Saharan Africa's third largest oil exporter. Despite the country's economic windfall from oil production, resulting in a massive increase in government revenue in recent years, improvements in the population's living standards have been slow to develop.

How big is Equatorial Guinea compared to Lesotho? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Ministry of Finance.

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