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


live 3.1 years less

In United States, the average life expectancy is 81 years (78 years for men, 83 years for women) as of 2022. In Guam, that number is 78 years (75 years for men, 80 years for women) as of 2022.


make 44.9% less money

United States has a GDP per capita of $64,600 as of 2022, while in Guam, the GDP per capita is $35,600 as of 2016.

be 52.6% more likely to be unemployed

In United States, 3.6% of adults are unemployed as of 2022. In Guam, that number is 5.6% as of 2022.

be 52.3% more likely to live below the poverty line

In United States, 15.1% live below the poverty line as of 2010. In Guam, however, that number is 23.0% as of 2001.


have 48.4% more children

In United States, there are approximately 12.2 babies per 1,000 people as of 2024. In Guam, there are 18.1 babies per 1,000 people as of 2024.

be 2.2 times more likely to die during infancy

In United States, approximately 5.2 children (per 1,000 live births) die before they reach the age of one as of 2022. In Guam, on the other hand, 11.5 children do as of 2022.

Basic Needs

be 12.5% less likely to have internet access

In United States, approximately 92.0% of the population has internet access as of 2021. In Guam, about 80.5% do as of 2021.


see 99.4% less coastline

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

The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.

Guam: At a glance

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.
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