Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Saint Kitts and Nevis instead of Afghanistan, you would:

Health

live 23.8 years longer


In Afghanistan, the average life expectancy is 53 years (51 years for men, 54 years for women) as of 2020. In Saint Kitts and Nevis, that number is 77 years (74 years for men, 79 years for women) as of 2020.

be 4.2 times more likely to be obese


In Afghanistan, 5.5% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Saint Kitts and Nevis, that number is 22.9% of people as of 2016.

Economy

make 14.1 times more money


Afghanistan has a GDP per capita of $2,000 as of 2017, while in Saint Kitts and Nevis, the GDP per capita is $28,200 as of 2017.

be 81.2% less likely to be unemployed


In Afghanistan, 23.9% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Saint Kitts and Nevis, that number is 4.5% as of 1997.

Life

be 92.5% less likely to die during infancy


In Afghanistan, approximately 104.3 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Saint Kitts and Nevis, on the other hand, 7.8 children do as of 2020.

have 65.7% fewer children


In Afghanistan, there are approximately 36.7 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Saint Kitts and Nevis, there are 12.6 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 Saint Kitts and Nevis, 100% of the population do as of 2016.

be 6.0 times more likely to have internet access


In Afghanistan, approximately 13.5% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Saint Kitts and Nevis, about 80.7% do as of 2018.

be 40.0% more likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Afghanistan, approximately 70% of people have improved drinking water access (96% in urban areas, and 61% in rural areas) as of 2017. In Saint Kitts and Nevis, that number is 98% of people on average (98% in urban areas, and 98% in rural areas) as of 2015.

Expenditures

spend 36.6% less on education


Afghanistan spends 4.1% of its total GDP on education as of 2017. Saint Kitts and Nevis spends 2.6% of total GDP on education as of 2015.

Saint Kitts and Nevis: At a glance

Saint Kitts and Nevis is a sovereign country in Central America/Caribbean, with a total land area of approximately 261 sq km. Carib Indians occupied the islands of the West Indies for hundreds of years before the British began settlement in 1623. In 1967, the island territory of Saint Christopher-Nevis-Anguilla became an associated state of the UK with full internal autonomy. The island of Anguilla rebelled and was allowed to secede in 1971. The remaining islands achieved independence in 1983 as Saint Kitts and Nevis. In 1998, a vote in Nevis on a referendum to separate from Saint Kitts fell short of the two-thirds majority needed. Nevis continues in its efforts to separate from Saint Kitts.

How big is Saint Kitts and Nevis 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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