Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 55.0% less likely to be obese


In Yemen, 17.1% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Guinea, that number is 7.7% of people as of 2016.

be 14.0 times more likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


In Yemen, 0.1% of people are living with AIDS/HIV as of 2018. In Guinea, that number is 1.4% of people as of 2018.

live 3.7 years less


In Yemen, the average life expectancy is 67 years (65 years for men, 69 years for women) as of 2020. In Guinea, that number is 63 years (61 years for men, 65 years for women) as of 2020.

Economy

be 90.0% less likely to be unemployed


In Yemen, 27.0% of adults are unemployed as of 2014. In Guinea, that number is 2.7% as of 2017.

be 13.0% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Yemen, 54.0% live below the poverty line as of 2014. In Guinea, however, that number is 47.0% as of 2006.

make 12.0% less money


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

pay a 2.7 times higher top tax rate


Yemen has a top tax rate of 15.0% as of 2016. In Guinea, the top tax rate is 40.0% as of 2016.

Life

have 39.9% more children


In Yemen, there are approximately 25.8 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Guinea, there are 36.1 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

be 3.5 times more likely to die during childbirth


In Yemen, approximately 164.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Guinea, 576.0 women do as of 2017.

be 56.6% less likely to be literate


In Yemen, the literacy rate is 70.1% as of 2015. In Guinea, it is 30.4% as of 2015.

be 25.1% more likely to die during infancy


In Yemen, approximately 41.9 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Guinea, on the other hand, 52.4 children do as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 28.7% less 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 Guinea, that number is 34% of people on average (82% in urban areas, and 7% in rural areas) as of 2017.

be 32.6% less likely to have internet access


In Yemen, approximately 26.7% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Guinea, about 18.0% do as of 2018.

be 13.2% less likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Yemen, approximately 92% of people have improved drinking water access (100% in urban areas, and 88% in rural areas) as of 2017. In Guinea, that number is 80% of people on average (98% in urban areas, and 70% in rural areas) as of 2017.

Geography

see 83.2% less coastline


Yemen has a total of 1,906 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 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, Ministry of Economy and Finance.

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