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OVERALL RANKING: (TOTAL 142)

LEGATUM INSTITUTE | THE 2013 LEGATUM PROSPERITY INDEX COUNTRY FACTSHEET

DATA IN FOCUS:

90
AMERICAS RANKING
Canada 3 United States Costa Rica 11 31 Uruguay 30 Chile 35 Panama 40 Trinidad and Tobago 42 Argentina 45 Brazil 46 Jamaica 56 Mexico 59 Belize 65 Colombia 67 Paraguay 68 Dominican Republic 70 Nicaragua 73 Ecuador 74 Peru 75 Venezuela 78 El Salvador 85 Bolivia 86 Guatemala 90 Honduras 96 Haiti 134 1 36 71 107 142
2009 2010 2011 2012

GUATEMALA
PERFORMANCE
Guatemala increased by one place, to 90th, in overall prosperity. The Social Capital sub-index dropped thirty-two places, to 75th, because of a decreases in the ability to rely on others during hard time, in donation levels, and trust levels.
2013

SUB-INDICES

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ECONOMY
5 year growth rate Condence in nancial institutions?* (% yes) Satisfaction with living standards?* (% yes)

Year

Data

Global Av.

2011 2012

0.9% 55.7%

2.7% 59.5% 58.2%

2012 66.6%

85

ENTREPRENEURSHIP & OPPORTUNITY


R&D expenditure (% of GDP) Mobile phones (per 100 ppl) Will working hard get you ahead?* (% yes) 2011 2012 2012 0.1% 137.3 94.1% 0.8% 103.9 81.0%

This decline over ve years is, in part, due to the addition of 32 new countries in the 2012 Prosperity Index. In this instance, nine of these new countries placed above Guatemala.

The Personal Freedom sub-index increased by twenty-three places, to 76th, as a result of an increase in freedom of choice and an increase in the tolerance in immigrants and ethnic minorities.

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GOVERNANCE
Condence in the government?* (% yes) Condence in the judiciary?* (% yes) Government effectiveness 1 2012 52.9% 2012 46.3% 2011 -0.7 51.5% 52.1% 0.04

48.1

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102

EDUCATION
Gross secondary enrolment rate Satisfaction with education quality?* (% yes) Perception children are learning?* (% yes) 2010 64.5% 2012 2012 75.8% 64.1% 79.3% 66.3% 70.2%

THINKS ITS A GOOD TIME TO FIND A JOB

BUSINESS START-UP COSTS (% OF GNI PER CAPITA)

99

HEALTH
Self-reported health problems?* (% yes) Hospital beds* (per 1000 people) Satisfaction with health?* (% yes) 2012 22.8% 2011 0.7 2012 80.4% 23.9% 3.1 78.2%

80%
SAY THEY CAN RELY ON OTHERS IN TIMES OF NEED

100

SAFETY & SECURITY


Human ight 2 Safe walking alone at night?* (% yes) Property stolen in past 12 months?* (% yes) 2012 2012 6.8 19.2% 5.3 62.8% 16.5% 2012 53.3%

48%
BELIEVE ITS A GOOD PLACE TO LIVE FOR IMMIGRANTS

76

PERSONAL FREEDOM
Civil liberties 3 Tolerance for ethnic groups?* (% yes) Satisfaction with freedom of choice?* (% yes) 2012 2012 4 75.6% 4.7 68.0% 71.7%

2012 86.5%

75

SOCIAL CAPITAL
Volunteered time in past month?* (% yes) Donated to charity in past month?* (% yes) Helped strangers in past month?* (% yes) 2012 40.4% 2012 28.6% 2012 55.0% 20.1% 28.3% 47.9%

1:27
TEACHER TO PUPIL RATIO

73%
BELIEVE BUSINESS/GOVERNMENT CORRUPTION IS WIDESPREAD

NOTES: 1Gov. effectiveness: values range from -1.66 to 2.25, higher values indicate higher effectiveness. 2Human ight: values range from 1 to 10, higher values indicate higher levels of human ight. 3Civil liberties: values range from 1 to 7, lower values indicate lack of civil liberties. *Survey data are taken from Gallup World Poll .