Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Guinea instead of Liechtenstein, you would:

Health

live 20.9 years less


In Liechtenstein, the average life expectancy is 82 years (80 years for men, 85 years for women). In Guinea, that number is 61 years (60 years for men, 63 years for women).

Economy

make 98.6% less money


Liechtenstein has a GDP per capita of $139,100, while in Guinea, the GDP per capita is $2,000.

be 16.7% more likely to be unemployed


In Liechtenstein, 2.4% of adults are unemployed. In Guinea, that number is 2.8%.

spend 66.7% more on taxes


Liechtenstein has a top tax rate of 24.0%. In Guinea, the top tax rate is 40.0%.

Life

have 3.4 times more children


In Liechtenstein, there are approximately 10.4 babies per 1,000 people. In Guinea, there are 35.1 babies per 1,000 people.

be 11.9 times more likely to die during infancy


In Liechtenstein, approximately 4.2 children die before they reach the age of one. In Guinea, on the other hand, 50.0 children do.

Basic Needs

be 74.0% less likely to have access to electricity


In Liechtenstein, 100% of the population has electricity access. In Guinea, 26% of the population do.

be 90.0% less likely to have internet access


In Liechtenstein, approximately 98.1% of the population has internet access. In Guinea, about 9.8% do.

Guinea: At a glance

Guinea is a sovereign country in Africa, with a total land area of approximately 245,717 sq km. Guinea is at a turning point after decades of authoritarian rule since gaining its independence from France in 1958. Guinea held its first free and competitive democratic presidential and legislative elections in 2010 and 2013 respectively. Alpha CONDE was elected to a five year term as president in 2010, and the National Assembly was seated in January 2014. CONDE's cabinet is the first all-civilian government in Guinea. Previously, Sekou TOURE ruled the country as president from independence to his death in 1984. Lansana CONTE came to power in 1984 when the military seized the government after TOURE's death. Gen. CONTE organized and won presidential elections in 1993, 1998, and 2003, though all the polls were rigged. Upon CONTE's death in December 2008, Capt. Moussa Dadis CAMARA led a military coup, seizing power and suspending the constitution. His unwillingness to yield to domestic and international pressure to step down led to heightened political tensions that culminated in September 2009 when presidential guards opened fire on an opposition rally killing more than 150 people, and in early December 2009 when CAMARA was wounded in an assassination attempt and exiled to Burkina Faso. A transitional government led by Gen. Sekouba KONATE paved the way for Guinea's transition to a fledgling democracy.

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


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

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