Quality of Life Comparison


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


make 4.2 times more money

Anguilla has a GDP per capita of $12,200, while in Sweden, the GDP per capita is $51,500.

be 17.5% less likely to be unemployed

In Anguilla, 8.0% of adults are unemployed. In Sweden, that number is 6.6%.

be 34.8% less likely to be live below the poverty line

In Anguilla, 23.0% live below the poverty line. In Sweden, however, that number is 15.0%.


be 21.2% less likely to die during infancy

In Anguilla, approximately 3.3 children die before they reach the age of one. In Sweden, on the other hand, 2.6 children do.

Basic Needs

be 12.1% more likely to have internet access

In Anguilla, approximately 81.6% of the population has internet access. In Sweden, about 91.5% do.


spend 2.8 times more on education

Anguilla spends 2.8% of its total GDP on education. Sweden spends 7.7% of total GDP on education.


see 52.8 times more coastline

Anguilla has a total of 61 km of coastline. In Sweden, that number is 3,218 km.

Sweden: At a glance

Sweden is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 410,335 sq km. A military power during the 17th century, Sweden has not participated in any war for almost two centuries. An armed neutrality was preserved in both world wars. Sweden's long-successful economic formula of a capitalist system intermixed with substantial welfare elements was challenged in the 1990s by high unemployment and in 2000-02 and 2009 by the global economic downturns, but fiscal discipline over the past several years has allowed the country to weather economic vagaries. Sweden joined the EU in 1995, but the public rejected the introduction of the euro in a 2003 referendum.

How big is Sweden 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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