Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Gambia, The instead of Anguilla, you would:

Health

live 16.0 years less


In Anguilla, the average life expectancy is 82 years (79 years for men, 84 years for women) as of 2020. In Gambia, The, that number is 66 years (64 years for men, 68 years for women) as of 2020.

Economy

make 78.7% less money


Anguilla has a GDP per capita of $12,200 as of 2008, while in Gambia, The, the GDP per capita is $2,600 as of 2017.

be 2.1 times more likely to live below the poverty line


In Anguilla, 23.0% live below the poverty line as of 2002. In Gambia, The, however, that number is 48.4% as of 2010.

Life

have 2.2 times more children


In Anguilla, there are approximately 12.2 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Gambia, The, there are 27.0 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

be 16.6 times more likely to die during infancy


In Anguilla, approximately 3.3 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Gambia, The, on the other hand, 54.9 children do as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 75.7% less likely to have internet access


In Anguilla, approximately 81.6% of the population has internet access as of 2016. In Gambia, The, about 19.8% do as of 2017.

be 10.7% less likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Anguilla, approximately 98% of people have improved drinking water access as of 2017. In Gambia, The, 87% of people do as of 2017.

Geography

see 31.1% more coastline


Anguilla has a total of 61 km of coastline. In Gambia, The, that number is 80 km.

Gambia, The: At a glance

Gambia, The is a sovereign country in Africa, with a total land area of approximately 10,120 sq km. The Gambia gained its independence from the UK in 1965. Geographically surrounded by Senegal, it formed a short-lived federation of Senegambia between 1982 and 1989. In 1991 the two nations signed a friendship and cooperation treaty, but tensions have flared up intermittently since then. Yahya JAMMEH led a military coup in 1994 that overthrew the president and banned political activity. A new constitution and presidential elections in 1996, followed by parliamentary balloting in 1997, completed a nominal return to civilian rule. JAMMEH has been elected president in all subsequent elections including most recently in late 2011.

How big is Gambia, The 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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