Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Djibouti instead of Anguilla, you would:

Health

live 17.9 years less


In Anguilla, the average life expectancy is 82 years (79 years for men, 84 years for women). In Djibouti, that number is 64 years (61 years for men, 66 years for women).

Economy

make 70.5% less money


Anguilla has a GDP per capita of $12,200, while in Djibouti, the GDP per capita is $3,600.

be 5.0 times more likely to be unemployed


In Anguilla, 8.0% of adults are unemployed. In Djibouti, that number is 40.0%.

Life

have 87.2% more children


In Anguilla, there are approximately 12.5 babies per 1,000 people. In Djibouti, there are 23.4 babies per 1,000 people.

be 13.9 times more likely to die during infancy


In Anguilla, approximately 3.3 children die before they reach the age of one. In Djibouti, on the other hand, 45.8 children do.

Basic Needs

be 83.9% less likely to have internet access


In Anguilla, approximately 81.6% of the population has internet access. In Djibouti, about 13.1% do.

Expenditures

spend 60.7% more on education


Anguilla spends 2.8% of its total GDP on education. Djibouti spends 4.5% of total GDP on education.

Geography

see 5.1 times more coastline


Anguilla has a total of 61 km of coastline. In Djibouti, that number is 314 km.

Djibouti: At a glance

Djibouti is a sovereign country in Africa, with a total land area of approximately 23,180 sq km. The French Territory of the Afars and the Issas became Djibouti in 1977. Hassan Gouled APTIDON installed an authoritarian one-party state and proceeded to serve as president until 1999. Unrest among the Afar minority during the 1990s led to a civil war that ended in 2001 with a peace accord between Afar rebels and the Somali Issa-dominated government. In 1999, Djibouti's first multiparty presidential elections resulted in the election of Ismail Omar GUELLEH as president; he was reelected to a second term in 2005 and extended his tenure in office via a constitutional amendment, which allowed him to begin a third term in 2011. Djibouti occupies a strategic geographic location at the intersection of the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden and serves as an important shipping portal for goods entering and leaving the east African highlands and transshipments between Europe, the Middle East, and Asia. The government holds longstanding ties to France, which maintains a significant military presence in the country, and has strong ties with the United States. Djibouti hosts several thousand members of US armed services at US-run Camp Lemonnier.

How big is Djibouti compared to Anguilla? 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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