Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Guatemala instead of Congo, Republic of the, you would:

Health

be 84.6% less likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


In Congo, Republic of the, 2.6% of people are living with AIDS/HIV as of 2018. In Guatemala, that number is 0.4% of people as of 2018.

live 11.1 years longer


In Congo, Republic of the, the average life expectancy is 61 years (60 years for men, 63 years for women) as of 2020. In Guatemala, that number is 72 years (70 years for men, 74 years for women) as of 2020.

be 2.2 times more likely to be obese


In Congo, Republic of the, 9.6% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Guatemala, that number is 21.2% of people as of 2016.

Economy

make 20.6% more money


Congo, Republic of the has a GDP per capita of $6,800 as of 2017, while in Guatemala, the GDP per capita is $8,200 as of 2017.

be 93.6% less likely to be unemployed


In Congo, Republic of the, 36.0% of adults are unemployed as of 2014. In Guatemala, that number is 2.3% as of 2017.

be 27.5% more likely to be live below the poverty line


In Congo, Republic of the, 46.5% live below the poverty line as of 2011. In Guatemala, however, that number is 59.3% as of 2014.

Life

be 74.9% less likely to die during childbirth


In Congo, Republic of the, approximately 378.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Guatemala, 95.0 women do as of 2017.

be 57.0% less likely to die during infancy


In Congo, Republic of the, approximately 50.7 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Guatemala, on the other hand, 21.8 children do as of 2020.

have 28.5% fewer children


In Congo, Republic of the, there are approximately 32.6 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Guatemala, there are 23.3 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 62.2% more likely to have access to electricity


In Congo, Republic of the, approximately 57% of people have electricity access (74% in urban areas, and 23% in rural areas) as of 2017. In Guatemala, that number is 92% of people on average (97% in urban areas, and 86% in rural areas) as of 2017.

be 7.5 times more likely to have internet access


In Congo, Republic of the, approximately 8.7% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Guatemala, about 65.0% do as of 2018.

be 13.7% more likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Congo, Republic of the, approximately 84% of people have improved drinking water access (98% in urban areas, and 56% in rural areas) as of 2017. In Guatemala, that number is 95% of people on average (98% in urban areas, and 92% in rural areas) as of 2017.

Expenditures

spend 39.1% less on education


Congo, Republic of the spends 4.6% of its total GDP on education as of 2015. Guatemala spends 2.8% of total GDP on education as of 2017.

Geography

see 2.4 times more coastline


Congo, Republic of the has a total of 169 km of coastline. In Guatemala, that number is 400 km.

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 Congo, Republic of the? 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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