Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in United States instead of Anguilla, you would:

Health

live 1.5 years less


In Anguilla, the average life expectancy is 82 years (79 years for men, 84 years for women). In United States, that number is 80 years (78 years for men, 82 years for women).

Economy

make 4.9 times more money


Anguilla has a GDP per capita of $12,200, while in United States, the GDP per capita is $59,500.

be 45.0% less likely to be unemployed


In Anguilla, 8.0% of adults are unemployed. In United States, that number is 4.4%.

be 34.3% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Anguilla, 23.0% live below the poverty line. In United States, however, that number is 15.1%.

Life

be 75.8% more likely to die during infancy


In Anguilla, approximately 3.3 children die before they reach the age of one. In United States, on the other hand, 5.8 children do.

Expenditures

spend 78.6% more on education


Anguilla spends 2.8% of its total GDP on education. United States spends 5.0% of total GDP on education.

Geography

see 326.6 times more coastline


Anguilla has a total of 61 km of coastline. In United States, that number is 19,924 km.

United States: At a glance

United States (sometimes abbreviated US or USA) is a sovereign country in North America, with a total land area of approximately 9,147,593 sq km. Britain's American colonies broke with the mother country in 1776 and were recognized as the new nation of the United States of America following the Treaty of Paris in 1783. During the 19th and 20th centuries, 37 new states were added to the original 13 as the nation expanded across the North American continent and acquired a number of overseas possessions. The two most traumatic experiences in the nation's history were the Civil War (1861-65), in which a northern Union of states defeated a secessionist Confederacy of 11 southern slave states, and the Great Depression of the 1930s, an economic downturn during which about a quarter of the labor force lost its jobs. Buoyed by victories in World Wars I and II and the end of the Cold War in 1991, the US remains the world's most powerful nation state. Since the end of World War II, the economy has achieved relatively steady growth, low unemployment and inflation, and rapid advances in technology.

How big is United States 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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