Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 47.4% less likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


In Bahamas, The, 1.9% of people are living with AIDS/HIV. In Panama, that number is 1.0% of people.

live 6.2 years longer


In Bahamas, The, the average life expectancy is 73 years (70 years for men, 75 years for women). In Panama, that number is 79 years (76 years for men, 82 years for women).

be 28.2% less likely to be obese


In Bahamas, The, 31.6% of adults are obese. In Panama, that number is 22.7% of people.

Economy

be 45.0% less likely to be unemployed


In Bahamas, The, 10.0% of adults are unemployed. In Panama, that number is 5.5%.

make 18.6% less money


Bahamas, The has a GDP per capita of $31,200, while in Panama, the GDP per capita is $25,400.

be 2.5 times more likely to live below the poverty line


In Bahamas, The, 9.3% live below the poverty line. In Panama, however, that number is 23.0%.

Life

be 12.4% less likely to die during infancy


In Bahamas, The, approximately 11.3 children die before they reach the age of one. In Panama, on the other hand, 9.9 children do.

have 17.0% more children


In Bahamas, The, there are approximately 15.3 babies per 1,000 people. In Panama, there are 17.9 babies per 1,000 people.

be 17.5% more likely to die during childbirth


In Bahamas, The, approximately 80.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Panama, 94.0 women do.

Basic Needs

be 32.5% less likely to have internet access


In Bahamas, The, approximately 80.0% of the population has internet access. In Panama, about 54.0% do.

Geography

see 29.7% less coastline


Bahamas, The has a total of 3,542 km of coastline. In Panama, that number is 2,490 km.

Panama: At a glance

Panama is a sovereign country in Central America/Caribbean, with a total land area of approximately 74,340 sq km. Explored and settled by the Spanish in the 16th century, Panama broke with Spain in 1821 and joined a union of Colombia, Ecuador, and Venezuela - named the Republic of Gran Colombia. When the latter dissolved in 1830, Panama remained part of Colombia. With US backing, Panama seceded from Colombia in 1903 and promptly signed a treaty with the US allowing for the construction of a canal and US sovereignty over a strip of land on either side of the structure (the Panama Canal Zone). The Panama Canal was built by the US Army Corps of Engineers between 1904 and 1914. In 1977, an agreement was signed for the complete transfer of the Canal from the US to Panama by the end of the century. Certain portions of the Zone and increasing responsibility over the Canal were turned over in the subsequent decades. With US help, dictator Manuel NORIEGA was deposed in 1989. The entire Panama Canal, the area supporting the Canal, and remaining US military bases were transferred to Panama by the end of 1999. In October 2006, Panamanians approved an ambitious plan (estimated to cost $5.3 billion) to expand the Canal. The project, which began in 2007 and could double the Canal's capacity, is expected to be completed in 2015.

How big is Panama 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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