Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 1.2 years less


In Anguilla, the average life expectancy is 82 years (79 years for men, 84 years for women) as of 2020. In Taiwan, that number is 81 years (78 years for men, 84 years for women) as of 2020.

Economy

make 4.1 times more money


Anguilla has a GDP per capita of $12,200 as of 2008, while in Taiwan, the GDP per capita is $50,500 as of 2017.

be 52.5% less likely to be unemployed


In Anguilla, 8.0% of adults are unemployed as of 2002. In Taiwan, that number is 3.8% as of 2017.

be 93.5% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Anguilla, 23.0% live below the poverty line as of 2002. In Taiwan, however, that number is 1.5% as of 2012.

Life

be 27.3% more likely to die during infancy


In Anguilla, approximately 3.3 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Taiwan, on the other hand, 4.2 children do as of 2020.

have 34.4% fewer children


In Anguilla, there are approximately 12.2 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Taiwan, there are 8.0 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 13.7% more likely to have internet access


In Anguilla, approximately 81.6% of the population has internet access as of 2016. In Taiwan, about 92.8% do as of 2018.

Geography

see 25.7 times more coastline


Anguilla has a total of 61 km of coastline. In Taiwan, that number is 1,566 km.

Taiwan: At a glance

Taiwan is a sovereign country in East/Southeast Asia, with a total land area of approximately 32,260 sq km. In 1895, military defeat forced China's Qing Dynasty to cede Taiwan to Japan. Taiwan came under Chinese Nationalist control after World War II. Following the communist victory on the mainland in 1949, 2 million Nationalists fled to Taiwan and established a government using the 1947 constitution drawn up for all of China. Beginning in the 1950s, the ruling authorities gradually democratized and incorporated the local population within the governing structure. This process expanded rapidly in the 1980s. In 2000, Taiwan underwent its first peaceful transfer of power from the Nationalist (Kuomintang or KMT) to the Democratic Progressive Party. Throughout this period, the island prospered and became one of East Asia's economic "Tigers." The dominant political issues continue to be management of sensitive relations between Taiwan and China - specifically the question of Taiwan's eventual status - as well as domestic priorities for economic reform and growth.

How big is Taiwan 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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