Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 6.4 years less


In Anguilla, the average life expectancy is 82 years (79 years for men, 84 years for women) as of 2020. In Latvia, that number is 75 years (71 years for men, 80 years for women) as of 2020.

Economy

make 2.3 times more money


Anguilla has a GDP per capita of $12,200 as of 2008, while in Latvia, the GDP per capita is $27,700 as of 2017.

be 10.9% more likely to be live below the poverty line


In Anguilla, 23.0% live below the poverty line as of 2002. In Latvia, however, that number is 25.5% as of 2015.

Life

be 51.5% more likely to die during infancy


In Anguilla, approximately 3.3 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Latvia, on the other hand, 5.0 children do as of 2020.

have 24.6% fewer children


In Anguilla, there are approximately 12.2 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Latvia, there are 9.2 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

Geography

see 8.2 times more coastline


Anguilla has a total of 61 km of coastline. In Latvia, that number is 498 km.

Latvia: At a glance

Latvia is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 62,249 sq km. The name "Latvia" originates from the ancient Latgalians, one of four eastern Baltic tribes that formed the ethnic core of the Latvian people (ca. 8th-12th centuries A.D.). The region subsequently came under the control of Germans, Poles, Swedes, and finally, Russians. A Latvian republic emerged following World War I, but it was annexed by the USSR in 1940 - an action never recognized by the US and many other countries. Latvia reestablished its independence in 1991 following the breakup of the Soviet Union. Although the last Russian troops left in 1994, the status of the Russian minority (some 28% of the population) remains of concern to Moscow. Latvia acceded to both NATO and the EU in the spring of 2004; it joined the eurozone in 2014.

How big is Latvia 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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