Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 2.6 years longer


In Yemen, the average life expectancy is 67 years (65 years for men, 69 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 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 Guyana, that number is 1.4% of people as of 2018.

be 18.1% more likely to be obese


In Yemen, 17.1% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Guyana, that number is 20.2% of people as of 2016.

Economy

make 3.2 times more money


Yemen has a GDP per capita of $2,500 as of 2017, while in Guyana, the GDP per capita is $8,100 as of 2017.

be 58.9% less likely to be unemployed


In Yemen, 27.0% of adults are unemployed as of 2014. In Guyana, that number is 11.1% as of 2013.

be 35.2% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Yemen, 54.0% live below the poverty line as of 2014. In Guyana, however, that number is 35.0% as of 2006.

Life

be 26.2% more likely to be literate


In Yemen, the literacy rate is 70.1% as of 2015. In Guyana, it is 88.5% as of 2015.

be 34.1% less likely to die during infancy


In Yemen, approximately 41.9 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.

be 4.1 times more likely to die during childbirth


In Yemen, approximately 164.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Guyana, 667.0 women do as of 2017.

have 39.9% fewer children


In Yemen, there are approximately 25.8 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Guyana, there are 15.5 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 79.1% 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 Guyana, that number is 84% of people on average (90% in urban areas, and 82% in rural areas) as of 2016.

be 39.7% more likely to have internet access


In Yemen, approximately 26.7% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Guyana, about 37.3% do as of 2018.

Geography

see 75.9% less coastline


Yemen has a total of 1,906 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 Yemen? 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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