Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Jersey instead of Afghanistan, you would:

Health

live 29.4 years longer


In Afghanistan, the average life expectancy is 53 years (51 years for men, 54 years for women) as of 2020. In Jersey, that number is 82 years (80 years for men, 85 years for women) as of 2020.

Economy

make 28.3 times more money


Afghanistan has a GDP per capita of $2,000 as of 2017, while in Jersey, the GDP per capita is $56,600 as of 2016.

be 83.3% less likely to be unemployed


In Afghanistan, 23.9% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Jersey, that number is 4.0% as of 2015.

Life

be 96.5% less likely to die during infancy


In Afghanistan, approximately 104.3 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Jersey, on the other hand, 3.6 children do as of 2020.

have 65.4% fewer children


In Afghanistan, there are approximately 36.7 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Jersey, there are 12.7 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 Jersey, 100% of the population do as of 2016.

be 4.4 times more likely to have internet access


In Afghanistan, approximately 13.5% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Jersey, about 59.6% do as of 2016.

be 34.2% more likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Afghanistan, approximately 70% of people have improved drinking water access as of 2017. In Jersey, 94% of people do as of 2017.

Jersey: At a glance

Jersey is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 116 sq km. Jersey and the other Channel Islands represent the last remnants of the medieval Dukedom of Normandy that held sway in both France and England. These islands were the only British soil occupied by German troops in World War II. Jersey is a British crown dependency but is not part of the UK or of the European Union. However, the UK Government is constitutionally responsible for its defense and international representation.

How big is Jersey 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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