Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 1.5 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-Bissau, that number is 63 years (61 years for men, 65 years for women) as of 2020.

be 34.6% more 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-Bissau, that number is 3.5% of people as of 2018.

Economy

make 72.1% less money


Congo, Republic of the has a GDP per capita of $6,800 as of 2017, while in Guinea-Bissau, the GDP per capita is $1,900 as of 2017.

be 44.1% 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 Guinea-Bissau, however, that number is 67.0% as of 2015.

Life

have 13.2% more children


In Congo, Republic of the, there are approximately 32.6 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Guinea-Bissau, there are 36.9 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

be 76.5% 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-Bissau, 667.0 women do as of 2017.

be 25.4% less likely to be literate


In Congo, Republic of the, the literacy rate is 80.3% as of 2018. In Guinea-Bissau, it is 59.9% as of 2015.

Basic Needs

be 74.0% 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-Bissau, that number is 15% of people on average (30% in urban areas, and 4% in rural areas) as of 2017.

be 54.6% less likely to have internet access


In Congo, Republic of the, approximately 8.7% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Guinea-Bissau, about 3.9% do as of 2018.

be 12.2% less 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 Guinea-Bissau, that number is 74% of people on average (91% in urban areas, and 60% in rural areas) as of 2017.

Expenditures

spend 54.3% less on education


Congo, Republic of the spends 4.6% of its total GDP on education as of 2015. Guinea-Bissau spends 2.1% of total GDP on education as of 2013.

Geography

see 2.1 times more coastline


Congo, Republic of the has a total of 169 km of coastline. In Guinea-Bissau, that number is 350 km.

Guinea-Bissau: At a glance

Guinea-Bissau is a sovereign country in Africa, with a total land area of approximately 28,120 sq km. Since independence from Portugal in 1974, Guinea-Bissau has experienced considerable political and military upheaval. In 1980, a military coup established authoritarian dictator Joao Bernardo 'Nino' VIEIRA as president. Despite setting a path to a market economy and multiparty system, VIEIRA's regime was characterized by the suppression of political opposition and the purging of political rivals. Several coup attempts through the 1980s and early 1990s failed to unseat him. In 1994 VIEIRA was elected president in the country's first free elections. A military mutiny and resulting civil war in 1998 eventually led to VIEIRA's ouster in May 1999. In February 2000, a transitional government turned over power to opposition leader Kumba YALA after he was elected president in transparent polling. In September 2003, after only three years in office, YALA was overthrown in a bloodless military coup, and businessman Henrique ROSA was sworn in as interim president. In 2005, former President VIEIRA was re-elected president pledging to pursue economic development and national reconciliation; he was assassinated in March 2009. Malam Bacai SANHA was elected in an emergency election held in June 2009, but he passed away in January 2012 from an existing illness. A military coup in April 2012 prevented Guinea-Bissau's second-round presidential election - to determine SANHA's successor - from taking place.

How big is Guinea-Bissau 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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