Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Bulgaria instead of Bahamas, The, you would:

Health

be 94.7% less likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


In Bahamas, The, 1.9% of people are living with AIDS/HIV. In Bulgaria, that number is 0.1% of people.

live 2.1 years longer


In Bahamas, The, the average life expectancy is 73 years (70 years for men, 75 years for women). In Bulgaria, that number is 75 years (71 years for men, 78 years for women).

be 20.9% less likely to be obese


In Bahamas, The, 31.6% of adults are obese. In Bulgaria, that number is 25.0% of people.

Economy

be 38.0% less likely to be unemployed


In Bahamas, The, 10.0% of adults are unemployed. In Bulgaria, that number is 6.2%.

make 30.4% less money


Bahamas, The has a GDP per capita of $31,200, while in Bulgaria, the GDP per capita is $21,700.

be 2.5 times more likely to live below the poverty line


In Bahamas, The, 9.3% live below the poverty line. In Bulgaria, however, that number is 23.4%.

Life

be 86.2% less likely to die during childbirth


In Bahamas, The, approximately 80.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Bulgaria, 11.0 women do.

be 25.7% less likely to die during infancy


In Bahamas, The, approximately 11.3 children die before they reach the age of one. In Bulgaria, on the other hand, 8.4 children do.

have 43.1% less children


In Bahamas, The, there are approximately 15.3 babies per 1,000 people. In Bulgaria, there are 8.7 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 25.3% less likely to have internet access


In Bahamas, The, approximately 80.0% of the population has internet access. In Bulgaria, about 59.8% do.

Geography

see 90.0% less coastline


Bahamas, The has a total of 3,542 km of coastline. In Bulgaria, that number is 354 km.

Bulgaria: At a glance

Bulgaria is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 108,489 sq km. The Bulgars, a Central Asian Turkic tribe, merged with the local Slavic inhabitants in the late 7th century to form the first Bulgarian state. In succeeding centuries, Bulgaria struggled with the Byzantine Empire to assert its place in the Balkans, but by the end of the 14th century the country was overrun by the Ottoman Turks. Northern Bulgaria attained autonomy in 1878 and all of Bulgaria became independent from the Ottoman Empire in 1908. Having fought on the losing side in both World Wars, Bulgaria fell within the Soviet sphere of influence and became a People's Republic in 1946. Communist domination ended in 1990, when Bulgaria held its first multiparty election since World War II and began the contentious process of moving toward political democracy and a market economy while combating inflation, unemployment, corruption, and crime. The country joined NATO in 2004 and the EU in 2007.

How big is Bulgaria compared to Bahamas, The? 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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