Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 5.0 years longer


In Moldova, the average life expectancy is 71 years (67 years for men, 75 years for women). In Guam, that number is 76 years (74 years for men, 79 years for women).

Economy

make 6.2 times more money


Moldova has a GDP per capita of $5,700, while in Guam, the GDP per capita is $35,600.

be 2.4 times more likely to live below the poverty line


In Moldova, 9.6% live below the poverty line. In Guam, however, that number is 23.0%.

Life

have 71.3% more children


In Moldova, there are approximately 11.5 babies per 1,000 people. In Guam, there are 19.7 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 12.6% more likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Moldova, approximately 88% of people have improved drinking water access (97% in urban areas, and 81% in rural areas). In Guam, that number is 100% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 100% in rural areas).

be 41.0% less likely to have access to electricity


In Moldova, 100% of the population has electricity access. In Guam, 59% of the population do.

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 Moldova? 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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