Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 1.1 years longer


In Malaysia, the average life expectancy is 76 years (73 years for men, 79 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 22.3% more money


Malaysia has a GDP per capita of $29,100 as of 2017, while in Guam, the GDP per capita is $35,600 as of 2016.

be 32.4% more likely to be unemployed


In Malaysia, 3.4% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Guam, that number is 4.5% as of 2017.

be 6.1 times more likely to live below the poverty line


In Malaysia, 3.8% live below the poverty line as of 2009. In Guam, however, that number is 23.0% as of 2001.

Geography

see 97.3% less coastline


Malaysia has a total of 4,675 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 Malaysia? 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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