Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Equatorial Guinea instead of Sudan, you would:

Health

be 32.5 times more likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


In Sudan, 0.2% of people are living with AIDS/HIV. In Equatorial Guinea, that number is 6.5% of people.

be 21.2% more likely to be obese


In Sudan, 6.6% of adults are obese. In Equatorial Guinea, that number is 8.0% of people.

Economy

make 7.8 times more money


Sudan has a GDP per capita of $4,600, while in Equatorial Guinea, the GDP per capita is $36,000.

be 56.1% less likely to be unemployed


In Sudan, 19.6% of adults are unemployed. In Equatorial Guinea, that number is 8.6%.

spend 2.3 times more on taxes


Sudan has a top tax rate of 15.0%. In Equatorial Guinea, the top tax rate is 35.0%.

Life

have 15.4% more children


In Sudan, there are approximately 27.9 babies per 1,000 people. In Equatorial Guinea, there are 32.2 babies per 1,000 people.

be 25.6% more likely to be literate


In Sudan, the literacy rate is 75.9%. In Equatorial Guinea, it is 95.3%.

be 33.6% more likely to die during infancy


In Sudan, approximately 48.8 children die before they reach the age of one. In Equatorial Guinea, on the other hand, 65.2 children do.

Basic Needs

be 88.6% more likely to have access to electricity


In Sudan, 35% of people have electricity access (63% in urban areas, and 21% in rural areas). In Equatorial Guinea, that number is 66% of people on average (93% in urban areas, and 48% in rural areas).

be 15.0% less likely to have internet access


In Sudan, approximately 28.0% of the population has internet access. In Equatorial Guinea, about 23.8% do.

be 13.7% less likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Sudan, approximately 56% of people have improved drinking water access (66% in urban areas, and 50% in rural areas). In Equatorial Guinea, that number is 48% of people on average (72% in urban areas, and 32% in rural areas).

Expenditures

spend 54.8% less on healthcare


Sudan spends 8.4% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Equatorial Guinea, that number is 3.8% of GDP.

Geography

see 65.3% less coastline


Sudan has a total of 853 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 Sudan? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Ministry of Finance, Sudan Chamber of Taxation.

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