Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Guinea instead of Wallis and Futuna, you would:

Health

live 18.8 years less


In Wallis and Futuna, the average life expectancy is 80 years (77 years for men, 83 years for women). In Guinea, that number is 61 years (60 years for men, 63 years for women).

Economy

be 68.2% less likely to be unemployed


In Wallis and Futuna, 8.8% of adults are unemployed. In Guinea, that number is 2.8%.

make 47.4% less money


Wallis and Futuna has a GDP per capita of $3,800, while in Guinea, the GDP per capita is $2,000.

Life

have 2.7 times more children


In Wallis and Futuna, there are approximately 13.2 babies per 1,000 people. In Guinea, there are 35.1 babies per 1,000 people.

be 11.6 times more likely to die during infancy


In Wallis and Futuna, approximately 4.3 children die before they reach the age of one. In Guinea, on the other hand, 50.0 children do.

Basic Needs

be 55.7% less likely to have internet access


In Wallis and Futuna, approximately 22.1% of the population has internet access. In Guinea, about 9.8% do.

Geography

see 2.5 times more coastline


Wallis and Futuna has a total of 129 km of coastline. In Guinea, that number is 320 km.

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 Wallis and Futuna? 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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