Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Guinea instead of Saudi Arabia, you would:

Health

be 78.2% less likely to be obese


In Saudi Arabia, 35.4% of adults are obese. In Guinea, that number is 7.7% of people.

be 15.0 times more likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


In Saudi Arabia, 0.1% of people are living with AIDS/HIV. In Guinea, that number is 1.5% of people.

live 14.5 years less


In Saudi Arabia, the average life expectancy is 76 years (73 years for men, 78 years for women). In Guinea, that number is 61 years (60 years for men, 63 years for women).

Economy

be 51.7% less likely to be unemployed


In Saudi Arabia, 5.8% of adults are unemployed. In Guinea, that number is 2.8%.

make 96.4% less money


Saudi Arabia has a GDP per capita of $54,800, while in Guinea, the GDP per capita is $2,000.

Life

be 67.9% less likely to be literate


In Saudi Arabia, the literacy rate is 94.7%. In Guinea, it is 30.4%.

have 91.8% more children


In Saudi Arabia, there are approximately 18.3 babies per 1,000 people. In Guinea, there are 35.1 babies per 1,000 people.

be 56.6 times more likely to die during childbirth


In Saudi Arabia, approximately 12.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Guinea, 679.0 women do.

be 3.8 times more likely to die during infancy


In Saudi Arabia, approximately 13.2 children die before they reach the age of one. In Guinea, on the other hand, 50.0 children do.

Basic Needs

be 73.5% less likely to have access to electricity


In Saudi Arabia, 98% of people have electricity access (99% in urban areas, and 93% in rural areas). In Guinea, that number is 26% of people on average (53% in urban areas, and 11% in rural areas).

be 86.7% less likely to have internet access


In Saudi Arabia, approximately 73.8% of the population has internet access. In Guinea, about 9.8% do.

be 20.8% less likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Saudi Arabia, approximately 97% of people have improved drinking water access (97% in urban areas, and 97% in rural areas). In Guinea, that number is 77% of people on average (93% in urban areas, and 67% in rural areas).

Expenditures

spend 52.9% less on education


Saudi Arabia spends 5.1% of its total GDP on education. Guinea spends 2.4% of total GDP on education.

spend 19.1% more on healthcare


Saudi Arabia spends 4.7% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Guinea, that number is 5.6% of GDP.

Geography

see 87.9% less coastline


Saudi Arabia has a total of 2,640 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 Saudi Arabia? 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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