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Guatemala

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Guatemala review: 45 facts and highlights

Guatemala
36
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Guatemala

How does Guatemala compare to the average?

  • Unemployment rate
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    2.3%vs5.28%
  • Forests
    ?

    33.6%vs31.44%
  • Youth unemployment rate
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    5%vs10%
  • Adult obesity rate
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    21.2%vs25.44%
  • Public debt
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    24.7% of GDPvs41.8% of GDP
  • Youth unemployment rate for females
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    8%vs12.38%
  • Youth unemployment rate for males
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    3.7%vs8.76%
  • Median age of female population
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    23.1 yearsvs32.62 years

Geography

1.total surface
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It can be nice to live in big cities or countries, as a larger space may offer more options for residents and visitors.

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Mexico

1 964 375km²

108 889km²

2.forests
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The percentage of land covered by forests. Forests have a key role in removing pollutants and cleansing the air.

Best

Panama

43.6%

33.6%

3.total land area
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The country’s total land area (excluding inland and sea waters). To get a better idea of how large the country is, you can compare it with a soccer field, which has 0.007km².

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Mexico

1 943 945km²

107 159km²

4.total water area
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The country’s total water area, summing up all inland waters: lakes, rivers, reservoirs, wetlands, etc.

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Mexico

20 430km²

1 730km²

5.coastline
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The total length of the border between the land area and the sea, including the country’s islands.

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Mexico

9 330km

400km

6.agricultural land
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The percentage of land dedicated to agricultural use, including arable land, permanent crops, and permanent pasture.

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Mexico

54.9%

41.2%

Demographics

1.overall life expectancy at birth
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The average life expectancy at birth is the number of years that the population of a country is expected to live. This metric reflects the overall quality of life.

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Germany

80.9 years

71.8 years

2.life expectancy at birth for males
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The average life expectancy at birth for the country’s male population.

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Germany

78.6 years

69.8 years

3.life expectancy at birth for females
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The average life expectancy at birth for the country’s female population.

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Germany

83.4 years

73.9 years

4.population
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Populous cities or countries usually offer better employment opportunities because of their large economies. Big cities attract companies and business investment, and are usually important cultural centres and research hubs. Source: Wikipedia, 2019.

Best

Mexico

126.577 million

17.68 million

5.median age of female population
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Generally, a lower median age is considered better because a younger population is healthier. However, countries with an extremely low median age are often facing socio-economic problems, especially poverty.

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Guatemala

23.1 years

23.1 years

6.death rate
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The death rate, also called crude death rate, represents the number of annual deaths per 1,000 people at midyear.

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Panama

5/1000

5/1000

Economy

1.GDP per capita
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The GDP per capita is calculated by dividing the total GDP by the number of people living in the country. A higher GDP per capita indicates a superior standard of living.

Best

Germany

50 800$

8 413$

2.unemployment rate
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Low unemployment rate indicates better career opportunities and economic growth. Source: Wikipedia, 2019; city's official stats, 2019.

Best

Guatemala

2.3%

2.3%

3.youth unemployment rate
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The number of young people with ages between 15-24 who are unemployed during a specific year. The youth unemployment rate is calculated as a percent of the total labor force.

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Guatemala

5%

5%

4.public debt
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Also known as government debt or national debt, public debt refers to the sum of all government borrowings owed to lenders within the country.

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Guatemala

24.7% of GDP

24.7% of GDP

5.health expenditures
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The total amount of public and private health expenditure on medical and paramedical services.

Best

Germany

11.3% of GDP

5.82% of GDP

6.youth unemployment rate for females
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The percent of the total labor force comprised of young females (ages 15-24) who are unemployed during a specific year.

Best

Germany

5.8%

8%

Infrastructure

1.percentage of internet users
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The percentage of the country’s population using the internet.

Best

Germany

89.6%

34.5%

2.electrification rate
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The share of the population with access to electricity, in both rural and urban environments.

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Turkey

100%

91.8%

3.roadways
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The total length of the country’s paved and unpaved roads.

Best

Germany

625 000km

17 621km

4.railway network
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The total length of the country’s railway network.

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Germany

335 908 500km

800km

5.number of airports
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The presence and number of airports shows how good is connection of city with different international destinations and its international accessibility. Source: Wikipedia, 2019.

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Mexico

1714

291

6.inland waterways
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The total length of the navigable inland bodies of water.

Best

Germany

7 467km

990km

Quality of living

1.population below poverty line
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The percentage of the country’s population living below the poverty line, as reported by official statistics.

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Germany

16.7%

59.3%

2.adult obesity rate
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The percentage of adults considered obese. An obese adult has a Body Mass Index (BMI) equal to or greater than 30. Obesity is a public health problem and increases the risk of chronic diseases.

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Guatemala

21.2%

21.2%

3.physicians per 1,000 people
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The number of physicians (generalist and specialist medical doctors) per 1,000 people. According to the World Health Organization, there should be more than 2.3 health workers per 1,000 people in order to cover the primary healthcare needs.

Best

Germany

4.21/1000

0.36/1000

4.hospital beds per 1,000 inhabitants
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Countries or cities with a higher number of hospital beds per 1,000 inhabitants usually have well-developed health care systems. Source: , 2019

Best

Germany

8.3

0.6

5.population with access to improved water sources
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The percentage of the country’s population with access to improved drinking water sources, such as piped water or protected wells.

Best

Turkey

100%

92.8%

6.school life expectancy
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School life expectancy (SLE) represents the number of years of schooling that children are expected to complete. SLE includes primary to tertiary education.

Best

Turkey

18 years

11 years

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