Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Guinea instead of Tajikistan, you would:

Health

be 45.8% less likely to be obese


In Tajikistan, 14.2% of adults are obese. In Guinea, that number is 7.7% of people.

be 5.0 times more likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


In Tajikistan, 0.3% of people are living with AIDS/HIV. In Guinea, that number is 1.5% of people.

live 7.1 years less


In Tajikistan, the average life expectancy is 68 years (65 years for men, 71 years for women). In Guinea, that number is 61 years (60 years for men, 63 years for women).

Economy

make 37.5% less money


Tajikistan has a GDP per capita of $3,200, while in Guinea, the GDP per capita is $2,000.

be 16.7% more likely to be unemployed


In Tajikistan, 2.4% of adults are unemployed. In Guinea, that number is 2.8%.

be 49.2% more likely to be live below the poverty line


In Tajikistan, 31.5% live below the poverty line. In Guinea, however, that number is 47.0%.

spend 3.1 times more on taxes


Tajikistan has a top tax rate of 13.0%. In Guinea, the top tax rate is 40.0%.

Life

have 50.6% more children


In Tajikistan, there are approximately 23.3 babies per 1,000 people. In Guinea, there are 35.1 babies per 1,000 people.

be 21.2 times more likely to die during childbirth


In Tajikistan, approximately 32.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Guinea, 679.0 women do.

be 69.5% less likely to be literate


In Tajikistan, the literacy rate is 99.8%. In Guinea, it is 30.4%.

be 57.2% more likely to die during infancy


In Tajikistan, approximately 31.8 children die before they reach the age of one. In Guinea, on the other hand, 50.0 children do.

Basic Needs

be 74.0% less likely to have access to electricity


In Tajikistan, 100% of the population has electricity access. In Guinea, 26% of the population do.

be 52.2% less likely to have internet access


In Tajikistan, approximately 20.5% of the population has internet access. In Guinea, about 9.8% do.

Expenditures

spend 53.8% less on education


Tajikistan spends 5.2% of its total GDP on education. Guinea spends 2.4% of total GDP on education.

spend 18.8% less on healthcare


Tajikistan spends 6.9% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Guinea, that number is 5.6% of GDP.

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 Tajikistan? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: National Center of Legislation under the President of the Republic of Tajikistan, The World Factbook, Ministry of Economy and Finance.

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