Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 18.9 years less


In Anguilla, the average life expectancy is 82 years (79 years for men, 84 years for women). In Ethiopia, that number is 63 years (60 years for men, 65 years for women).

Economy

make 82.0% less money


Anguilla has a GDP per capita of $12,200, while in Ethiopia, the GDP per capita is $2,200.

be 2.2 times more likely to be unemployed


In Anguilla, 8.0% of adults are unemployed. In Ethiopia, that number is 17.5%.

be 28.7% more likely to be live below the poverty line


In Anguilla, 23.0% live below the poverty line. In Ethiopia, however, that number is 29.6%.

Life

have 2.9 times more children


In Anguilla, there are approximately 12.5 babies per 1,000 people. In Ethiopia, there are 36.5 babies per 1,000 people.

be 15.0 times more likely to die during infancy


In Anguilla, approximately 3.3 children die before they reach the age of one. In Ethiopia, on the other hand, 49.6 children do.

Basic Needs

be 81.1% less likely to have internet access


In Anguilla, approximately 81.6% of the population has internet access. In Ethiopia, about 15.4% do.

be 39.4% less likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Anguilla, approximately 95% of people have improved drinking water access. In Ethiopia, 57% of people do.

Expenditures

spend 60.7% more on education


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

Ethiopia: At a glance

Ethiopia is a sovereign country in Africa, with a total land area of approximately 1,000,000 sq km. Unique among African countries, the ancient Ethiopian monarchy maintained its freedom from colonial rule with the exception of a short-lived Italian occupation from 1936-41. In 1974, a military junta, the Derg, deposed Emperor Haile SELASSIE (who had ruled since 1930) and established a socialist state. Torn by bloody coups, uprisings, wide-scale drought, and massive refugee problems, the regime was finally toppled in 1991 by a coalition of rebel forces, the Ethiopian People's Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF). A constitution was adopted in 1994, and Ethiopia's first multiparty elections were held in 1995. A border war with Eritrea late in the 1990s ended with a peace treaty in December 2000. In November 2007, the Eritrea-Ethiopia Border Commission (EEBC) issued specific coordinates as virtually demarcating the border and pronounced its work finished. Alleging that the EEBC acted beyond its mandate in issuing the coordinates, Ethiopia has not accepted them and has not withdrawn troops from previously contested areas pronounced by the EEBC as belonging to Eritrea. In August 2012, longtime leader Prime Minister MELES Zenawi died in office and was replaced by his Deputy Prime Minister HAILEMARIAM Desalegn, marking the first peaceful transition of power in decades.

How big is Ethiopia 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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