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10 March, 2021updated 29 Oct 2021 17:48

Investing in Guyana: what you need to know

All of the key data and information needed when considering investing in Guyana.

By Carmen

As of 2021, Guyana has a population of 790,308, making it the 167th largest country in the world by this measure. There are 50.4% males and 49.6% females.

There are 291,555 people employed in Guyana, with an unemployment rate of 12.1% – 40,156 people.


Guyana is the 277th largest economy in the world with a GDP of $4.5bn. Guyana’s GDP has grown by 96% between 2010 and 2021 and is expected to grow by 22% by 2025.

As of 2012 there were 8,857 students in tertiary education in Guyana, with 85,934 students in secondary and 94,488 in primary education. Guyana spent 7.1% of its GDP on education in 2019.

Guyana ranked 134th in the World Bank’s Doing Business Report (2020). In the 2019 report it finished 134th. In the World Economic Forum’s Global Competitiveness Report (2015), Guyana finished 121st, after ranking 121st in 2014.

Public healthcare expenditure totalled $96m and private healthcare expenditure equalled $54m in 2018.

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