Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Equatorial Guinea instead of Zimbabwe, you would:

Health

be 51.1% less likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


In Zimbabwe, 13.3% of people are living with AIDS/HIV. In Equatorial Guinea, that number is 6.5% of people.

live 4.2 years longer


In Zimbabwe, the average life expectancy is 60 years (58 years for men, 62 years for women). In Equatorial Guinea, that number is 65 years (63 years for men, 66 years for women).

be 48.4% less likely to be obese


In Zimbabwe, 15.5% of adults are obese. In Equatorial Guinea, that number is 8.0% of people.

Economy

make 15.7 times more money


Zimbabwe has a GDP per capita of $2,300, while in Equatorial Guinea, the GDP per capita is $36,000.

be 23.9% less likely to be unemployed


In Zimbabwe, 11.3% of adults are unemployed. In Equatorial Guinea, that number is 8.6%.

be 39.1% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Zimbabwe, 72.3% live below the poverty line. In Equatorial Guinea, however, that number is 44.0%.

spend 30.0% less on taxes


Zimbabwe has a top tax rate of 50.0%. In Equatorial Guinea, the top tax rate is 35.0%.

Life

be 22.8% less likely to die during childbirth


In Zimbabwe, approximately 443.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Equatorial Guinea, 342.0 women do.

be 10.2% more likely to be literate


In Zimbabwe, the literacy rate is 86.5%. In Equatorial Guinea, it is 95.3%.

be 99.4% more likely to die during infancy


In Zimbabwe, approximately 32.7 children die before they reach the age of one. In Equatorial Guinea, on the other hand, 65.2 children do.

Basic Needs

be 65.0% more likely to have access to electricity


In Zimbabwe, 40% of people have electricity access (80% in urban areas, and 21% in rural areas). In Equatorial Guinea, that number is 66% of people on average (93% in urban areas, and 48% in rural areas).

be 37.7% less likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Zimbabwe, approximately 77% of people have improved drinking water access (97% in urban areas, and 67% in rural areas). In Equatorial Guinea, that number is 48% of people on average (72% in urban areas, and 32% in rural areas).

Expenditures

spend 40.6% less on healthcare


Zimbabwe spends 6.4% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Equatorial Guinea, that number is 3.8% of GDP.

Equatorial Guinea: At a glance

Equatorial Guinea is a sovereign country in Africa, with a total land area of approximately 28,051 sq km. Equatorial Guinea gained independence in 1968 after 190 years of Spanish rule. This tiny country, composed of a mainland portion plus five inhabited islands, is one of the smallest on the African continent. President Teodoro Obiang NGUEMA MBASOGO has ruled the country since 1979 when he seized power in a coup. Although nominally a constitutional democracy since 1991, the 1996, 2002, and 2009 presidential elections - as well as the 1999, 2004, 2008, and 2013 legislative elections - were widely seen as flawed. The president exerts almost total control over the political system and has discouraged political opposition. Equatorial Guinea has experienced rapid economic growth due to the discovery of large offshore oil reserves, and in the last decade has become Sub-Saharan Africa's third largest oil exporter. Despite the country's economic windfall from oil production, resulting in a massive increase in government revenue in recent years, improvements in the population's living standards have been slow to develop.

How big is Equatorial Guinea compared to Zimbabwe? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Ministry of Finance, Zimbabwe Revenue Authority.

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