Quality of Life Comparison


If you lived in Malaysia instead of Antigua and Barbuda, you would:


be 63.6% less likely to be living with HIV/AIDS

In Antigua and Barbuda, 1.1% of people are living with AIDS/HIV as of 2018. In Malaysia, that number is 0.4% of people as of 2018.

be 17.5% less likely to be obese

In Antigua and Barbuda, 18.9% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Malaysia, that number is 15.6% of people as of 2016.

live 1.4 years less

In Antigua and Barbuda, the average life expectancy is 77 years (75 years for men, 80 years for women) as of 2020. In Malaysia, that number is 76 years (73 years for men, 79 years for women) as of 2020.


make 10.2% more money

Antigua and Barbuda has a GDP per capita of $26,400 as of 2017, while in Malaysia, the GDP per capita is $29,100 as of 2017.

be 69.1% less likely to be unemployed

In Antigua and Barbuda, 11.0% of adults are unemployed as of 2014. In Malaysia, that number is 3.4% as of 2017.


have 18.8% more children

In Antigua and Barbuda, there are approximately 15.4 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Malaysia, there are 18.3 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.


spend 88.0% more on education

Antigua and Barbuda spends 2.5% of its total GDP on education as of 2009. Malaysia spends 4.7% of total GDP on education as of 2017.


see 30.6 times more coastline

Antigua and Barbuda has a total of 153 km of coastline. In Malaysia, that number is 4,675 km.

Malaysia: At a glance

Malaysia is a sovereign country in East/Southeast Asia, with a total land area of approximately 328,657 sq km. During the late 18th and 19th centuries, Great Britain established colonies and protectorates in the area of current Malaysia; these were occupied by Japan from 1942 to 1945. In 1948, the British-ruled territories on the Malay Peninsula except Singapore formed the Federation of Malaya, which became independent in 1957. Malaysia was formed in 1963 when the former British colonies of Singapore, as well as Sabah and Sarawak on the northern coast of Borneo, joined the Federation. The first several years of the country's independence were marred by a communist insurgency, Indonesian confrontation with Malaysia, Philippine claims to Sabah, and Singapore's withdrawal in 1965. During the 22-year term of Prime Minister MAHATHIR bin Mohamad (1981-2003), Malaysia was successful in diversifying its economy from dependence on exports of raw materials to the development of manufacturing, services, and tourism. Prime Minister Mohamed NAJIB bin Abdul Razak (in office since April 2009) has continued these pro-business policies and has introduced some civil reforms.

How big is Malaysia compared to Antigua and Barbuda? 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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