Quality of Life Comparison


If you lived in Equatorial Guinea instead of Saint Martin, you would:


live 14.5 years less

In Saint Martin, the average life expectancy is 80 years (77 years for men, 83 years for women) as of 2020. In Equatorial Guinea, that number is 66 years (64 years for men, 67 years for women) as of 2020.


make 93.8% more money

Saint Martin has a GDP per capita of $19,300 as of 2005, while in Equatorial Guinea, the GDP per capita is $37,400 as of 2017.


have 2.1 times more children

In Saint Martin, there are approximately 14.3 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Equatorial Guinea, there are 30.7 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

be 10.7 times more likely to die during infancy

In Saint Martin, approximately 5.6 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Equatorial Guinea, on the other hand, 59.7 children do as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 7.5 times more likely to have internet access

In Saint Martin, approximately 3.5% of the population has internet access as of 2016. In Equatorial Guinea, about 26.2% do as of 2018.


see 5.0 times more coastline

Saint Martin has a total of 59 km of coastline. In Equatorial Guinea, that number is 296 km.

Equatorial Guinea: At a glance

Equatorial Guinea is a sovereign country in Africa, with a total land area of approximately 28,051 sq km. Equatorial Guinea gained independence in 1968 after 190 years of Spanish rule. This tiny country, composed of a mainland portion plus five inhabited islands, is one of the smallest on the African continent. President Teodoro Obiang NGUEMA MBASOGO has ruled the country since 1979 when he seized power in a coup. Although nominally a constitutional democracy since 1991, the 1996, 2002, and 2009 presidential elections - as well as the 1999, 2004, 2008, and 2013 legislative elections - were widely seen as flawed. The president exerts almost total control over the political system and has discouraged political opposition. Equatorial Guinea has experienced rapid economic growth due to the discovery of large offshore oil reserves, and in the last decade has become Sub-Saharan Africa's third largest oil exporter. Despite the country's economic windfall from oil production, resulting in a massive increase in government revenue in recent years, improvements in the population's living standards have been slow to develop.

How big is Equatorial Guinea compared to Saint Martin? 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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