Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 78.9% less likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


In Bahamas, The, 1.9% of people are living with AIDS/HIV. In Malaysia, that number is 0.4% of people.

live 2.6 years longer


In Bahamas, The, the average life expectancy is 73 years (70 years for men, 75 years for women). In Malaysia, that number is 75 years (72 years for men, 78 years for women).

be 50.6% less likely to be obese


In Bahamas, The, 31.6% of adults are obese. In Malaysia, that number is 15.6% of people.

Economy

be 66.0% less likely to be unemployed


In Bahamas, The, 10.0% of adults are unemployed. In Malaysia, that number is 3.4%.

be 59.1% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Bahamas, The, 9.3% live below the poverty line. In Malaysia, however, that number is 3.8%.

Life

be 50.0% less likely to die during childbirth


In Bahamas, The, approximately 80.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Malaysia, 40.0 women do.

have 24.8% more children


In Bahamas, The, there are approximately 15.3 babies per 1,000 people. In Malaysia, there are 19.1 babies per 1,000 people.

be 10.6% more likely to die during infancy


In Bahamas, The, approximately 11.3 children die before they reach the age of one. In Malaysia, on the other hand, 12.5 children do.

Expenditures

spend 45.5% less on healthcare


Bahamas, The spends 7.7% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Malaysia, that number is 4.2% of GDP.

Geography

see 32.0% more coastline


Bahamas, The has a total of 3,542 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 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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