Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Gibraltar instead of Argentina, you would:

Health

live 2.3 years longer


In Argentina, the average life expectancy is 77 years (74 years for men, 81 years for women). In Gibraltar, that number is 80 years (77 years for men, 83 years for women).

Economy

make 3.0 times more money


Argentina has a GDP per capita of $20,900, while in Gibraltar, the GDP per capita is $61,700.

be 87.7% less likely to be unemployed


In Argentina, 8.1% of adults are unemployed. In Gibraltar, that number is 1.0%.

Life

be 39.8% less likely to die during infancy


In Argentina, approximately 9.8 children die before they reach the age of one. In Gibraltar, on the other hand, 5.9 children do.

have 16.2% less children


In Argentina, there are approximately 16.7 babies per 1,000 people. In Gibraltar, there are 14.0 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 34.5% more likely to have internet access


In Argentina, approximately 70.2% of the population has internet access. In Gibraltar, about 94.4% do.

Geography

see 99.8% less coastline


Argentina has a total of 4,989 km of coastline. In Gibraltar, that number is 12 km.

Gibraltar: At a glance

Gibraltar is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 6 sq km. Strategically important, Gibraltar was reluctantly ceded to Great Britain by Spain in the 1713 Treaty of Utrecht; the British garrison was formally declared a colony in 1830. In a referendum held in 1967, Gibraltarians voted overwhelmingly to remain a British dependency. The subsequent granting of autonomy in 1969 by the UK led to Spain closing the border and severing all communication links. Between 1997 and 2002, the UK and Spain held a series of talks on establishing temporary joint sovereignty over Gibraltar. In response to these talks, the Gibraltar Government called a referendum in late 2002 in which the majority of citizens voted overwhelmingly against any sharing of sovereignty with Spain. Since late 2004, Spain, the UK, and Gibraltar have held tripartite talks with the aim of cooperatively resolving problems that affect the local population, and work continues on cooperation agreements in areas such as taxation and financial services; communications and maritime security; policy, legal and customs services; environmental protection; and education and visa services. Throughout 2009, a dispute over Gibraltar's claim to territorial waters extending out three miles gave rise to periodic non-violent maritime confrontations between Spanish and UK naval patrols and in 2013, the British reported a record number of entries by Spanish vessels into waters claimed by Gibraltar following a dispute over Gibraltar's creation of an artificial reef in those waters. A new noncolonial constitution came into effect in 2007, and the European Court of First Instance recognized Gibraltar's right to regulate its own tax regime in December 2008. The UK retains responsibility for defense, foreign relations, internal security, and financial stability.

How big is Gibraltar compared to Argentina? 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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