Quality of Life Comparison


If you lived in Guatemala instead of Yemen, you would:


live 5.5 years longer

In Yemen, the average life expectancy is 67 years (65 years for men, 69 years for women) as of 2020. In Guatemala, that number is 72 years (70 years for men, 74 years for women) as of 2020.

be 24.0% more likely to be obese

In Yemen, 17.1% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Guatemala, that number is 21.2% of people as of 2016.


make 3.3 times more money

Yemen has a GDP per capita of $2,500 as of 2017, while in Guatemala, the GDP per capita is $8,200 as of 2017.

be 91.5% less likely to be unemployed

In Yemen, 27.0% of adults are unemployed as of 2014. In Guatemala, that number is 2.3% as of 2017.

pay a 53.3% lower top tax rate

Yemen has a top tax rate of 15.0% as of 2016. In Guatemala, the top tax rate is 7.0% as of 2016.


be 42.1% less likely to die during childbirth

In Yemen, approximately 164.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Guatemala, 95.0 women do as of 2017.

be 16.3% more likely to be literate

In Yemen, the literacy rate is 70.1% as of 2015. In Guatemala, it is 81.5% as of 2015.

be 48.0% less likely to die during infancy

In Yemen, approximately 41.9 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Guatemala, on the other hand, 21.8 children do as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 95.3% more likely to have access to electricity

In Yemen, approximately 47% of people have electricity access (72% in urban areas, and 32% in rural areas) as of 2017. In Guatemala, that number is 92% of people on average (97% in urban areas, and 86% in rural areas) as of 2017.

be 2.4 times more likely to have internet access

In Yemen, approximately 26.7% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Guatemala, about 65.0% do as of 2018.


see 79.0% less coastline

Yemen has a total of 1,906 km of coastline. In Guatemala, that number is 400 km.

Guatemala: At a glance

Guatemala is a sovereign country in Central America/Caribbean, with a total land area of approximately 107,159 sq km. The Maya civilization flourished in Guatemala and surrounding regions during the first millennium A.D. After almost three centuries as a Spanish colony, Guatemala won its independence in 1821. During the second half of the 20th century, it experienced a variety of military and civilian governments, as well as a 36-year guerrilla war. In 1996, the government signed a peace agreement formally ending the internal conflict, which had left more than 200,000 people dead and had created, by some estimates, about 1 million refugees.

How big is Guatemala compared to Yemen? See an in-depth size comparison.

The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: Yemen Tax Authority, The World Factbook, Superintendence of the Tax Administration.


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