Quality of Life Comparison


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


live 8.2 years longer

In Sudan, the average life expectancy is 64 years (62 years for men, 67 years for women). In Guatemala, that number is 73 years (71 years for men, 75 years for women).

be 3.2 times more likely to be obese

In Sudan, 6.6% of adults are obese. In Guatemala, that number is 21.2% of people.


make 76.1% more money

Sudan has a GDP per capita of $4,600, while in Guatemala, the GDP per capita is $8,100.

be 88.3% less likely to be unemployed

In Sudan, 19.6% of adults are unemployed. In Guatemala, that number is 2.3%.

spend 53.3% less on taxes

Sudan has a top tax rate of 15.0%. In Guatemala, the top tax rate is 7.0%.

be 27.5% more likely to be live below the poverty line

In Sudan, 46.5% live below the poverty line. In Guatemala, however, that number is 59.3%.


be 71.7% less likely to die during childbirth

In Sudan, approximately 311.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Guatemala, 88.0 women do.

be 56.4% less likely to die during infancy

In Sudan, approximately 48.8 children die before they reach the age of one. In Guatemala, on the other hand, 21.3 children do.

have 13.6% fewer children

In Sudan, there are approximately 27.9 babies per 1,000 people. In Guatemala, there are 24.1 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 2.2 times 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 Guatemala, that number is 78% of people on average (85% in urban areas, and 72% in rural areas).

be 23.2% more likely to have internet access

In Sudan, approximately 28.0% of the population has internet access. In Guatemala, about 34.5% do.

be 67.2% more 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 Guatemala, that number is 93% of people on average (98% in urban areas, and 87% in rural areas).


spend 26.2% less on healthcare

Sudan spends 8.4% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Guatemala, that number is 6.2% of GDP.

spend 27.3% more on education

Sudan spends 2.2% of its total GDP on education. Guatemala spends 2.8% of total GDP on education.


see 53.1% less coastline

Sudan has a total of 853 km of coastline. In Guatemala, that number is 400 km.

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.

How big is Guatemala compared to Sudan? See an in-depth size comparison.

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


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