Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Guyana instead of Vietnam, you would:

Health

be 4.7 times more likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


In Vietnam, 0.3% of people are living with AIDS/HIV as of 2018. In Guyana, that number is 1.4% of people as of 2018.

live 4.9 years less


In Vietnam, the average life expectancy is 74 years (72 years for men, 77 years for women) as of 2020. In Guyana, that number is 70 years (66 years for men, 73 years for women) as of 2020.

be 9.6 times more likely to be obese


In Vietnam, 2.1% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Guyana, that number is 20.2% of people as of 2016.

Economy

make 17.4% more money


Vietnam has a GDP per capita of $6,900 as of 2017, while in Guyana, the GDP per capita is $8,100 as of 2017.

be 5.0 times more likely to be unemployed


In Vietnam, 2.2% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Guyana, that number is 11.1% as of 2013.

be 4.4 times more likely to live below the poverty line


In Vietnam, 8.0% live below the poverty line as of 2017. In Guyana, however, that number is 35.0% as of 2006.

Life

be 15.5 times more likely to die during childbirth


In Vietnam, approximately 43.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Guyana, 667.0 women do as of 2017.

be 75.8% more likely to die during infancy


In Vietnam, approximately 15.7 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Guyana, on the other hand, 27.6 children do as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 14.9% less likely to have access to electricity


In Vietnam, approximately 99% of people have electricity access (100% in urban areas, and 98% in rural areas) as of 2017. In Guyana, that number is 84% of people on average (90% in urban areas, and 82% in rural areas) as of 2016.

be 46.9% less likely to have internet access


In Vietnam, approximately 70.3% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Guyana, about 37.3% do as of 2018.

Expenditures

spend 10.5% more on education


Vietnam spends 5.7% of its total GDP on education as of 2013. Guyana spends 6.3% of total GDP on education as of 2017.

Geography

see 86.7% less coastline


Vietnam has a total of 3,444 km of coastline. In Guyana, that number is 459 km.

Guyana: At a glance

Guyana is a sovereign country in South America, with a total land area of approximately 196,849 sq km. Originally a Dutch colony in the 17th century, by 1815 Guyana had become a British possession. The abolition of slavery led to settlement of urban areas by former slaves and the importation of indentured servants from India to work the sugar plantations. The resulting ethnocultural divide has persisted and has led to turbulent politics. Guyana achieved independence from the UK in 1966, and since then it has been ruled mostly by socialist-oriented governments. In 1992, Cheddi JAGAN was elected president in what is considered the country's first free and fair election since independence. After his death five years later, his wife, Janet JAGAN, became president but resigned in 1999 due to poor health. Her successor, Bharrat JAGDEO, was reelected in 2001 and again in 2006. Donald RAMOTAR was elected president in 2011.

How big is Guyana compared to Vietnam? 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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