Quality of Life Comparison


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


be 88.7% less likely to be living with HIV/AIDS

In Zimbabwe, 13.3% of people are living with AIDS/HIV. In Guinea, that number is 1.5% of people.

be 50.3% less likely to be obese

In Zimbabwe, 15.5% of adults are obese. In Guinea, that number is 7.7% of people.


be 75.2% less likely to be unemployed

In Zimbabwe, 11.3% of adults are unemployed. In Guinea, that number is 2.8%.

be 35.0% less likely to be live below the poverty line

In Zimbabwe, 72.3% live below the poverty line. In Guinea, however, that number is 47.0%.

spend 20.0% less on taxes

Zimbabwe has a top tax rate of 50.0%. In Guinea, the top tax rate is 40.0%.

make 13.0% less money

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


be 53.3% more likely to die during childbirth

In Zimbabwe, approximately 443.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Guinea, 679.0 women do.

be 64.9% less likely to be literate

In Zimbabwe, the literacy rate is 86.5%. In Guinea, it is 30.4%.

be 52.9% more likely to die during infancy

In Zimbabwe, approximately 32.7 children die before they reach the age of one. In Guinea, on the other hand, 50.0 children do.

Basic Needs

be 35.0% less likely to have access to electricity

In Zimbabwe, 40% of people have electricity access (80% in urban areas, and 21% in rural areas). In Guinea, that number is 26% of people on average (53% in urban areas, and 11% in rural areas).

be 57.6% less likely to have internet access

In Zimbabwe, approximately 23.1% of the population has internet access. In Guinea, about 9.8% do.


spend 71.4% less on education

Zimbabwe spends 8.4% of its total GDP on education. Guinea spends 2.4% of total GDP on education.

spend 12.5% less on healthcare

Zimbabwe spends 6.4% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Guinea, that number is 5.6% of GDP.

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 Zimbabwe? See an in-depth size comparison.

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


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