Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 50.6% less likely to be obese


In Malaysia, 15.6% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Guinea, that number is 7.7% of people as of 2016.

be 3.5 times more likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


In Malaysia, 0.4% of people are living with AIDS/HIV as of 2018. In Guinea, that number is 1.4% of people as of 2018.

live 12.7 years less


In Malaysia, the average life expectancy is 76 years (73 years for men, 79 years for women) as of 2020. In Guinea, that number is 63 years (61 years for men, 65 years for women) as of 2020.

Economy

be 20.6% less likely to be unemployed


In Malaysia, 3.4% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Guinea, that number is 2.7% as of 2017.

make 92.4% less money


Malaysia has a GDP per capita of $29,100 as of 2017, while in Guinea, the GDP per capita is $2,200 as of 2017.

be 12.4 times more likely to live below the poverty line


In Malaysia, 3.8% live below the poverty line as of 2009. In Guinea, however, that number is 47.0% as of 2006.

pay a 42.9% higher top tax rate


Malaysia has a top tax rate of 28.0% as of 2016. In Guinea, the top tax rate is 40.0% as of 2016.

Life

have 97.3% more children


In Malaysia, there are approximately 18.3 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Guinea, there are 36.1 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

be 19.9 times more likely to die during childbirth


In Malaysia, approximately 29.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Guinea, 576.0 women do as of 2017.

be 67.6% less likely to be literate


In Malaysia, the literacy rate is 93.7% as of 2016. In Guinea, it is 30.4% as of 2015.

be 4.6 times more likely to die during infancy


In Malaysia, approximately 11.4 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Guinea, on the other hand, 52.4 children do as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 66.5% less likely to have access to electricity


In Malaysia, approximately 100% of the population has electricity access as of 2016. In Guinea, 34% of the population do as of 2017.

be 77.8% less likely to have internet access


In Malaysia, approximately 81.2% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Guinea, about 18.0% do as of 2018.

be 17.4% less likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Malaysia, approximately 97% of people have improved drinking water access (100% in urban areas, and 89% in rural areas) as of 2017. In Guinea, that number is 80% of people on average (98% in urban areas, and 70% in rural areas) as of 2017.

Expenditures

spend 53.2% less on education


Malaysia spends 4.7% of its total GDP on education as of 2017. Guinea spends 2.2% of total GDP on education as of 2017.

Geography

see 93.2% less coastline


Malaysia has a total of 4,675 km of coastline. In Guinea, that number is 320 km.

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 Malaysia? See an in-depth size comparison.


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

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