Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Guinea instead of Palau, you would:

Health

be 86.1% less likely to be obese


In Palau, 55.3% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Guinea, that number is 7.7% of people as of 2016.

live 10.9 years less


In Palau, the average life expectancy is 74 years (71 years for men, 78 years for women) as of 2020. In Guinea, that number is 63 years (61 years for men, 65 years for women) as of 2020.

Economy

make 85.0% less money


Palau has a GDP per capita of $14,700 as of 2017, while in Guinea, the GDP per capita is $2,200 as of 2017.

be 58.8% more likely to be unemployed


In Palau, 1.7% of adults are unemployed as of 2015. In Guinea, that number is 2.7% as of 2017.

be 88.8% more likely to be live below the poverty line


In Palau, 24.9% live below the poverty line as of 2006. In Guinea, however, that number is 47.0% as of 2006.

Life

have 3.2 times more children


In Palau, there are approximately 11.3 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Guinea, there are 36.1 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

be 68.5% less likely to be literate


In Palau, the literacy rate is 96.6% as of 2015. In Guinea, it is 30.4% as of 2015.

be 5.3 times more likely to die during infancy


In Palau, approximately 9.8 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Guinea, on the other hand, 52.4 children do as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 66.3% less likely to have access to electricity


In Palau, approximately 99% of people have electricity access (100% in urban areas, and 97% in rural areas) as of 2016. In Guinea, that number is 34% of people on average (82% in urban areas, and 7% in rural areas) as of 2017.

be 50.0% less likely to have internet access


In Palau, approximately 36.0% of the population has internet access as of 2016. In Guinea, about 18.0% do as of 2018.

be 20.1% less likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Palau, approximately 100% of people have improved drinking water access (100% in urban areas, and 100% in rural areas) as of 2017. In Guinea, that number is 80% of people on average (98% in urban areas, and 70% in rural areas) as of 2017.

Geography

see 78.9% less coastline


Palau has a total of 1,519 km of coastline. In Guinea, that number is 320 km.

Guinea: At a glance

Guinea is a sovereign country in Africa, with a total land area of approximately 245,717 sq km. Guinea is at a turning point after decades of authoritarian rule since gaining its independence from France in 1958. Guinea held its first free and competitive democratic presidential and legislative elections in 2010 and 2013 respectively. Alpha CONDE was elected to a five year term as president in 2010, and the National Assembly was seated in January 2014. CONDE's cabinet is the first all-civilian government in Guinea. Previously, Sekou TOURE ruled the country as president from independence to his death in 1984. Lansana CONTE came to power in 1984 when the military seized the government after TOURE's death. Gen. CONTE organized and won presidential elections in 1993, 1998, and 2003, though all the polls were rigged. Upon CONTE's death in December 2008, Capt. Moussa Dadis CAMARA led a military coup, seizing power and suspending the constitution. His unwillingness to yield to domestic and international pressure to step down led to heightened political tensions that culminated in September 2009 when presidential guards opened fire on an opposition rally killing more than 150 people, and in early December 2009 when CAMARA was wounded in an assassination attempt and exiled to Burkina Faso. A transitional government led by Gen. Sekouba KONATE paved the way for Guinea's transition to a fledgling democracy.

How big is Guinea compared to Palau? 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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