Quality of Life Comparison


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


live 1.6 years longer

In Nepal, the average life expectancy is 71 years (70 years for men, 72 years for women). In Guatemala, that number is 73 years (71 years for men, 75 years for women).

be 5.2 times more likely to be obese

In Nepal, 4.1% of adults are obese. In Guatemala, that number is 21.2% of people.


make 3.0 times more money

Nepal has a GDP per capita of $2,700, while in Guatemala, the GDP per capita is $8,100.

be 23.3% less likely to be unemployed

In Nepal, 3.0% of adults are unemployed. In Guatemala, that number is 2.3%.

be 2.4 times more likely to live below the poverty line

In Nepal, 25.2% live below the poverty line. In Guatemala, however, that number is 59.3%.


be 65.9% less likely to die during childbirth

In Nepal, approximately 258.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Guatemala, 88.0 women do.

be 27.5% more likely to be literate

In Nepal, the literacy rate is 63.9%. In Guatemala, it is 81.5%.

be 23.7% less likely to die during infancy

In Nepal, approximately 27.9 children die before they reach the age of one. In Guatemala, on the other hand, 21.3 children do.

have 23.6% more children

In Nepal, there are approximately 19.5 babies per 1,000 people. In Guatemala, there are 24.1 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 75.1% more likely to have internet access

In Nepal, approximately 19.7% of the population has internet access. In Guatemala, about 34.5% do.


spend 24.3% less on education

Nepal spends 3.7% of its total GDP on education. Guatemala spends 2.8% of total GDP on education.

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 Nepal? 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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