Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 5.7 years longer


In Tuvalu, the average life expectancy is 67 years (65 years for men, 69 years for women). In Guatemala, that number is 73 years (71 years for men, 75 years for women).

be 58.9% less likely to be obese


In Tuvalu, 51.6% of adults are obese. In Guatemala, that number is 21.2% of people.

Economy

make 2.1 times more money


Tuvalu has a GDP per capita of $3,800, while in Guatemala, the GDP per capita is $8,100.

be 2.3 times more likely to live below the poverty line


In Tuvalu, 26.3% live below the poverty line. In Guatemala, however, that number is 59.3%.

Life

be 26.6% less likely to die during infancy


In Tuvalu, approximately 29.0 children die before they reach the age of one. In Guatemala, on the other hand, 21.3 children do.

Basic Needs

be 73.3% more likely to have access to electricity


In Tuvalu, 45% of people have electricity access (57% in urban areas, and 32% in rural areas). In Guatemala, that number is 78% of people on average (85% in urban areas, and 72% in rural areas).

be 25.0% less likely to have internet access


In Tuvalu, approximately 46.0% of the population has internet access. In Guatemala, about 34.5% do.

Expenditures

spend 62.4% less on healthcare


Tuvalu spends 16.5% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Guatemala, that number is 6.2% of GDP.

Geography

see 16.7 times more coastline


Tuvalu has a total of 24 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 Tuvalu? 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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