Quality of Life Comparison

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

Health

be 53.6% less likely to be obese


In Uzbekistan, 16.6% 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 Uzbekistan, 0.3% of people are living with AIDS/HIV. In Guinea, that number is 1.5% of people.

live 13.0 years less


In Uzbekistan, the average life expectancy is 74 years (71 years for men, 77 years for women). In Guinea, that number is 61 years (60 years for men, 63 years for women).

Economy

be 42.9% less likely to be unemployed


In Uzbekistan, 4.9% of adults are unemployed. In Guinea, that number is 2.8%.

make 71.0% less money


Uzbekistan has a GDP per capita of $6,900, while in Guinea, the GDP per capita is $2,000.

be 3.4 times more likely to live below the poverty line


In Uzbekistan, 14.0% live below the poverty line. In Guinea, however, that number is 47.0%.

spend 73.9% more on taxes


Uzbekistan has a top tax rate of 23.0%. In Guinea, the top tax rate is 40.0%.

Life

have 2.1 times more children


In Uzbekistan, there are approximately 16.8 babies per 1,000 people. In Guinea, there are 35.1 babies per 1,000 people.

be 18.9 times more likely to die during childbirth


In Uzbekistan, approximately 36.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Guinea, 679.0 women do.

be 69.6% less likely to be literate


In Uzbekistan, the literacy rate is 100.0%. In Guinea, it is 30.4%.

be 2.8 times more likely to die during infancy


In Uzbekistan, approximately 18.0 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 Uzbekistan, 100% of the population has electricity access. In Guinea, 26% of the population do.

be 79.1% less likely to have internet access


In Uzbekistan, approximately 46.8% of the population has internet access. In Guinea, about 9.8% do.

be 12.0% less likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Uzbekistan, approximately 87% of people have improved drinking water access (98% in urban areas, and 81% in rural areas). In Guinea, that number is 77% of people on average (93% in urban areas, and 67% in rural areas).

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 Uzbekistan? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, State Tax Committee, Ministry of Economy and Finance.

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