Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 35.4% more likely to be obese


In Antigua and Barbuda, 18.9% of adults are obese. In Venezuela, that number is 25.6% of people.

Economy

make 54.0% less money


Antigua and Barbuda has a GDP per capita of $26,300, while in Venezuela, the GDP per capita is $12,100.

be 2.4 times more likely to be unemployed


In Antigua and Barbuda, 11.0% of adults are unemployed. In Venezuela, that number is 26.4%.

Life

have 19.7% more children


In Antigua and Barbuda, there are approximately 15.7 babies per 1,000 people. In Venezuela, there are 18.8 babies per 1,000 people.

Expenditures

spend 2.8 times more on education


Antigua and Barbuda spends 2.5% of its total GDP on education. Venezuela spends 6.9% of total GDP on education.

Geography

see 18.3 times more coastline


Antigua and Barbuda has a total of 153 km of coastline. In Venezuela, that number is 2,800 km.

Venezuela: At a glance

Venezuela is a sovereign country in South America, with a total land area of approximately 882,050 sq km. Venezuela was one of three countries that emerged from the collapse of Gran Colombia in 1830 (the others being Ecuador and New Granada, which became Colombia). For most of the first half of the 20th century, Venezuela was ruled by generally benevolent military strongmen, who promoted the oil industry and allowed for some social reforms. Democratically elected governments have held sway since 1959. Hugo CHAVEZ, president from 1999 to 2013, sought to implement his "21st Century Socialism," which purported to alleviate social ills while at the same time attacking capitalist globalization and existing democratic institutions. His hand-picked successor, President Nicolas MADURO, continues CHAVEZ's socialist programs. Current concerns include: a weakening of democratic institutions, political polarization, a politicized military, rampant violent crime, overdependence on the petroleum industry with its price fluctuations, foreign exchange controls that discourage private-sector investment, high inflation, a decline in the quality of fundamental houman rights, and widespread scarcity of consumer goods.

How big is Venezuela 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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