If you lived in Guatemala instead of Russia, you would:


be 83.3% less likely to be living with HIV/AIDS

In Russia, 1.2% of people are living with AIDS/HIV as of 2017. In Guatemala, that number is 0.2% of people as of 2020.


be 50.0% less likely to be unemployed

In Russia, 4.6% of adults are unemployed as of 2019. In Guatemala, that number is 2.3% as of 2017.

pay a 46.2% lower top tax rate

Russia has a top tax rate of 13.0% as of 2016. In Guatemala, the top tax rate is 7.0% as of 2016.

make 68.3% less money

Russia has a GDP per capita of $26,500 as of 2020, while in Guatemala, the GDP per capita is $8,400 as of 2020.

be 4.7 times more likely to live below the poverty line

In Russia, 12.6% live below the poverty line as of 2018. In Guatemala, however, that number is 59.3% as of 2014.


have 2.4 times more children

In Russia, there are approximately 9.4 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022. In Guatemala, there are 22.3 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022.

be 5.6 times more likely to die during childbirth

In Russia, approximately 17.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Guatemala, 95.0 women do as of 2017.

be 19.0% less likely to be literate

In Russia, the literacy rate is 99.7% as of 2018. In Guatemala, it is 80.8% as of 2018.

be 4.1 times more likely to die during infancy

In Russia, approximately 6.4 children (per 1,000 live births) die before they reach the age of one as of 2022. In Guatemala, on the other hand, 26.2 children do as of 2022.

Basic Needs

be 41.2% less likely to have internet access

In Russia, approximately 85.0% of the population has internet access as of 2020. In Guatemala, about 50.0% do as of 2020.


spend 29.8% less on education

Russia spends 4.7% of its total GDP on education as of 2018. Guatemala spends 3.3% of total GDP on education as of 2020.


see 98.9% less coastline

Russia has a total of 37,653 km of coastline. In Guatemala, that number is 400 km.

The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: Federal Tax Service of Russia, The World Factbook, Superintendence of the Tax Administration.

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.
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