Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 46.2% 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 Guinea, that number is 1.4% of people as of 2018.

live 1.9 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 Guinea, that number is 63 years (61 years for men, 65 years for women) as of 2020.

be 19.8% less likely to be obese


In Congo, Republic of the, 9.6% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Guinea, that number is 7.7% of people as of 2016.

Economy

be 92.5% less likely to be unemployed


In Congo, Republic of the, 36.0% of adults are unemployed as of 2014. In Guinea, that number is 2.7% as of 2017.

make 67.6% less money


Congo, Republic of the has a GDP per capita of $6,800 as of 2017, while in Guinea, the GDP per capita is $2,200 as of 2017.

Life

have 10.7% more children


In Congo, Republic of the, there are approximately 32.6 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Guinea, there are 36.1 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

be 52.4% more 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 Guinea, 576.0 women do as of 2017.

be 62.1% less likely to be literate


In Congo, Republic of the, the literacy rate is 80.3% as of 2018. In Guinea, it is 30.4% as of 2015.

Basic Needs

be 2.1 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 Guinea, about 18.0% do as of 2018.

be 40.8% less 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 Guinea, that number is 34% of people on average (82% in urban areas, and 7% in rural areas) as of 2017.

Expenditures

spend 52.2% less on education


Congo, Republic of the spends 4.6% of its total GDP on education as of 2015. Guinea spends 2.2% of total GDP on education as of 2017.

Geography

see 89.3% more coastline


Congo, Republic of the has a total of 169 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 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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