Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Cayman Islands instead of Afghanistan, you would:

Health

live 28.8 years longer


In Afghanistan, the average life expectancy is 53 years (51 years for men, 54 years for women) as of 2020. In Cayman Islands, that number is 82 years (79 years for men, 84 years for women) as of 2020.

Economy

make 21.9 times more money


Afghanistan has a GDP per capita of $2,000 as of 2017, while in Cayman Islands, the GDP per capita is $43,800 as of 2004.

be 83.3% less likely to be unemployed


In Afghanistan, 23.9% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Cayman Islands, that number is 4.0% as of 2008.

Life

be 2.3 times more likely to be literate


In Afghanistan, the literacy rate is 43.0% as of 2018. In Cayman Islands, it is 98.9% as of 2007.

be 94.7% less likely to die during infancy


In Afghanistan, approximately 104.3 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Cayman Islands, on the other hand, 5.5 children do as of 2020.

have 67.6% fewer children


In Afghanistan, there are approximately 36.7 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Cayman Islands, there are 11.9 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 18.9% more likely to have access to electricity


In Afghanistan, approximately 84% of the population has electricity access as of 2012. In Cayman Islands, 100% of the population do as of 2016.

be 5.9 times more likely to have internet access


In Afghanistan, approximately 13.5% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Cayman Islands, about 79.0% do as of 2016.

be 38.7% more likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Afghanistan, approximately 70% of people have improved drinking water access as of 2017. In Cayman Islands, 97% of people do as of 2015.

Cayman Islands: At a glance

Cayman Islands is a sovereign country in Central America/Caribbean, with a total land area of approximately 264 sq km. The Cayman Islands were colonized from Jamaica by the British during the 18th and 19th centuries and were administered by Jamaica after 1863. In 1959, the islands became a territory within the Federation of the West Indies. When the Federation dissolved in 1962, the Cayman Islands chose to remain a British dependency.

How big is Cayman Islands compared to Afghanistan? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.

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