Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Guinea-Bissau instead of Montenegro, you would:

Health

be 59.2% less likely to be obese


In Montenegro, 23.3% of adults are obese. In Guinea-Bissau, that number is 9.5% of people.

be 34.0 times more likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


In Montenegro, 0.1% of people are living with AIDS/HIV. In Guinea-Bissau, that number is 3.4% of people.

Economy

make 89.8% less money


Montenegro has a GDP per capita of $17,700, while in Guinea-Bissau, the GDP per capita is $1,800.

be 7.8 times more likely to live below the poverty line


In Montenegro, 8.6% live below the poverty line. In Guinea-Bissau, however, that number is 67.0%.

Life

be 39.3% less likely to be literate


In Montenegro, the literacy rate is 98.7%. In Guinea-Bissau, it is 59.9%.

have 3.2 times more children


In Montenegro, there are approximately 10.0 babies per 1,000 people. In Guinea-Bissau, there are 32.5 babies per 1,000 people.

be 78.4 times more likely to die during childbirth


In Montenegro, approximately 7.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Guinea-Bissau, 549.0 women do.

Basic Needs

be 79.0% less likely to have access to electricity


In Montenegro, 100% of the population has electricity access. In Guinea-Bissau, 21% of the population do.

be 94.6% less likely to have internet access


In Montenegro, approximately 69.9% of the population has internet access. In Guinea-Bissau, about 3.8% do.

be 20.5% less likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Montenegro, approximately 100% of people have improved drinking water access (100% in urban areas, and 99% in rural areas). In Guinea-Bissau, that number is 79% of people on average (99% in urban areas, and 60% in rural areas).

Expenditures

spend 12.5% less on healthcare


Montenegro spends 6.4% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Guinea-Bissau, that number is 5.6% of GDP.

Geography

see 19.3% more coastline


Montenegro has a total of 294 km of coastline. In Guinea-Bissau, that number is 350 km.

Guinea-Bissau: At a glance

Guinea-Bissau is a sovereign country in Africa, with a total land area of approximately 28,120 sq km. Since independence from Portugal in 1974, Guinea-Bissau has experienced considerable political and military upheaval. In 1980, a military coup established authoritarian dictator Joao Bernardo 'Nino' VIEIRA as president. Despite setting a path to a market economy and multiparty system, VIEIRA's regime was characterized by the suppression of political opposition and the purging of political rivals. Several coup attempts through the 1980s and early 1990s failed to unseat him. In 1994 VIEIRA was elected president in the country's first free elections. A military mutiny and resulting civil war in 1998 eventually led to VIEIRA's ouster in May 1999. In February 2000, a transitional government turned over power to opposition leader Kumba YALA after he was elected president in transparent polling. In September 2003, after only three years in office, YALA was overthrown in a bloodless military coup, and businessman Henrique ROSA was sworn in as interim president. In 2005, former President VIEIRA was re-elected president pledging to pursue economic development and national reconciliation; he was assassinated in March 2009. Malam Bacai SANHA was elected in an emergency election held in June 2009, but he passed away in January 2012 from an existing illness. A military coup in April 2012 prevented Guinea-Bissau's second-round presidential election - to determine SANHA's successor - from taking place.

How big is Guinea-Bissau compared to Montenegro? 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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