Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Guinea-Bissau instead of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, you would:

Health

be 59.9% less likely to be obese


In Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, 23.7% of adults are obese. In Guinea-Bissau, that number is 9.5% of people.

live 24.5 years less


In Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, the average life expectancy is 76 years (74 years for men, 78 years for women). In Guinea-Bissau, that number is 51 years (49 years for men, 53 years for women).

Economy

make 84.3% less money


Saint Vincent and the Grenadines has a GDP per capita of $11,500, while in Guinea-Bissau, the GDP per capita is $1,800.

Life

have 2.5 times more children


In Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, there are approximately 13.2 babies per 1,000 people. In Guinea-Bissau, there are 32.5 babies per 1,000 people.

be 12.2 times more likely to die during childbirth


In Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, approximately 45.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Guinea-Bissau, 549.0 women do.

be 7.1 times more likely to die during infancy


In Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, approximately 12.0 children die before they reach the age of one. In Guinea-Bissau, on the other hand, 85.7 children do.

Basic Needs

be 72.4% less likely to have access to electricity


In Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, 76% of people have electricity access (100% in urban areas, and 32% in rural areas). In Guinea-Bissau, that number is 21% of people on average (37% in urban areas, and 6% in rural areas).

be 92.7% less likely to have internet access


In Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, approximately 51.8% of the population has internet access. In Guinea-Bissau, about 3.8% do.

be 16.6% less likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, approximately 95% of people have improved drinking water access (95% in urban areas, and 95% in rural areas). In Guinea-Bissau, that number is 79% of people on average (99% in urban areas, and 60% in rural areas).

Expenditures

spend 63.8% less on education


Saint Vincent and the Grenadines spends 5.8% of its total GDP on education. Guinea-Bissau spends 2.1% of total GDP on education.

spend 34.9% less on healthcare


Saint Vincent and the Grenadines spends 8.6% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Guinea-Bissau, that number is 5.6% of GDP.

Geography

see 4.2 times more coastline


Saint Vincent and the Grenadines has a total of 84 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 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines? 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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