Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Guyana instead of Netherlands, you would:

Health

be 7.0 times more likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


In Netherlands, 0.2% of people are living with AIDS/HIV as of 2017. In Guyana, that number is 1.4% of people as of 2018.

live 12.2 years less


In Netherlands, the average life expectancy is 82 years (80 years for men, 84 years for women) as of 2020. In Guyana, that number is 70 years (66 years for men, 73 years for women) as of 2020.

Economy

make 85.0% less money


Netherlands has a GDP per capita of $53,900 as of 2017, while in Guyana, the GDP per capita is $8,100 as of 2017.

be 2.3 times more likely to be unemployed


In Netherlands, 4.9% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Guyana, that number is 11.1% as of 2013.

be 4.0 times more likely to live below the poverty line


In Netherlands, 8.8% live below the poverty line as of 2015. In Guyana, however, that number is 35.0% as of 2006.

Life

have 40.9% more children


In Netherlands, there are approximately 11.0 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Guyana, there are 15.5 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

be 133.4 times more likely to die during childbirth


In Netherlands, approximately 5.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Guyana, 667.0 women do as of 2017.

be 7.9 times more likely to die during infancy


In Netherlands, approximately 3.5 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Guyana, on the other hand, 27.6 children do as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 15.8% less likely to have access to electricity


In Netherlands, approximately 100% of the population has electricity access as of 2016. In Guyana, 84% of the population do as of 2016.

be 60.6% less likely to have internet access


In Netherlands, approximately 94.7% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Guyana, about 37.3% do as of 2018.

Expenditures

spend 14.5% more on education


Netherlands spends 5.5% of its total GDP on education as of 2016. Guyana spends 6.3% of total GDP on education as of 2017.

Guyana: At a glance

Guyana is a sovereign country in South America, with a total land area of approximately 196,849 sq km. Originally a Dutch colony in the 17th century, by 1815 Guyana had become a British possession. The abolition of slavery led to settlement of urban areas by former slaves and the importation of indentured servants from India to work the sugar plantations. The resulting ethnocultural divide has persisted and has led to turbulent politics. Guyana achieved independence from the UK in 1966, and since then it has been ruled mostly by socialist-oriented governments. In 1992, Cheddi JAGAN was elected president in what is considered the country's first free and fair election since independence. After his death five years later, his wife, Janet JAGAN, became president but resigned in 1999 due to poor health. Her successor, Bharrat JAGDEO, was reelected in 2001 and again in 2006. Donald RAMOTAR was elected president in 2011.

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The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.

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