Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Guam instead of United States, you would:

Health

live 4.0 years less


In United States, the average life expectancy is 80 years (78 years for men, 82 years for women). In Guam, that number is 76 years (74 years for men, 79 years for women).

Economy

make 40.2% less money


United States has a GDP per capita of $59,500, while in Guam, the GDP per capita is $35,600.

be 52.3% more likely to be live below the poverty line


In United States, 15.1% live below the poverty line. In Guam, however, that number is 23.0%.

Life

have 57.6% more children


In United States, there are approximately 12.5 babies per 1,000 people. In Guam, there are 19.7 babies per 1,000 people.

be 2.2 times more likely to die during infancy


In United States, approximately 5.8 children die before they reach the age of one. In Guam, on the other hand, 12.6 children do.

Basic Needs

be 41.0% less likely to have access to electricity


In United States, 100% of the population has electricity access. In Guam, 59% of the population do.

Geography

see 99.4% less coastline


United States has a total of 19,924 km of coastline. In Guam, that number is 126 km.

Learn more about Guam

Guam is a sovereign country in Australia-Oceania, with a total land area of approximately 544 sq km. Spain ceded Guam to the US in 1898. Captured by the Japanese in 1941, it was retaken by the US three years later. The military installations on the island are some of the most strategically important US bases in the Pacific.

How big is Guam compared to United States? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.