Quality of Life Comparison


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


live 1.6 years longer

In Moldova, the average life expectancy is 71 years (67 years for men, 75 years for women). In Guatemala, that number is 73 years (71 years for men, 75 years for women).

be 12.2% more likely to be obese

In Moldova, 18.9% of adults are obese. In Guatemala, that number is 21.2% of people.


make 42.1% more money

Moldova has a GDP per capita of $5,700, while in Guatemala, the GDP per capita is $8,100.

be 43.9% less likely to be unemployed

In Moldova, 4.1% of adults are unemployed. In Guatemala, that number is 2.3%.

spend 61.1% less on taxes

Moldova has a top tax rate of 18.0%. In Guatemala, the top tax rate is 7.0%.

be 6.2 times more likely to live below the poverty line

In Moldova, 9.6% live below the poverty line. In Guatemala, however, that number is 59.3%.


have 2.1 times more children

In Moldova, there are approximately 11.5 babies per 1,000 people. In Guatemala, there are 24.1 babies per 1,000 people.

be 3.8 times more likely to die during childbirth

In Moldova, approximately 23.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Guatemala, 88.0 women do.

be 18.0% less likely to be literate

In Moldova, the literacy rate is 99.4%. In Guatemala, it is 81.5%.

be 77.5% more likely to die during infancy

In Moldova, approximately 12.0 children die before they reach the age of one. In Guatemala, on the other hand, 21.3 children do.

Basic Needs

be 22.0% less likely to have access to electricity

In Moldova, 100% of the population has electricity access. In Guatemala, 78% of the population do.

be 51.4% less likely to have internet access

In Moldova, approximately 71.0% of the population has internet access. In Guatemala, about 34.5% do.


spend 58.2% less on education

Moldova spends 6.7% of its total GDP on education. Guatemala spends 2.8% of total GDP on education.

spend 39.8% less on healthcare

Moldova spends 10.3% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Guatemala, that number is 6.2% of GDP.

Guatemala: At a glance

Guatemala is a sovereign country in Central America/Caribbean, with a total land area of approximately 107,159 sq km. The Maya civilization flourished in Guatemala and surrounding regions during the first millennium A.D. After almost three centuries as a Spanish colony, Guatemala won its independence in 1821. During the second half of the 20th century, it experienced a variety of military and civilian governments, as well as a 36-year guerrilla war. In 1996, the government signed a peace agreement formally ending the internal conflict, which had left more than 200,000 people dead and had created, by some estimates, about 1 million refugees.

How big is Guatemala compared to Moldova? See an in-depth size comparison.

The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, State tax Service, Superintendence of the Tax Administration.


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