If you lived in Philippines instead of Bahamas, you would:

Health

be 83.3% less likely to be living with HIV/AIDS

In Bahamas, 1.2% of people are living with AIDS/HIV as of 2020. In Philippines, that number is 0.2% of people as of 2020.

be 79.7% less likely to be obese

In Bahamas, 31.6% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Philippines, that number is 6.4% of people as of 2016.

live 6.0 years less

In Bahamas, the average life expectancy is 76 years (73 years for men, 79 years for women) as of 2022. In Philippines, that number is 70 years (67 years for men, 74 years for women) as of 2022.

Economy

be 49.4% less likely to be unemployed

In Bahamas, 10.1% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Philippines, that number is 5.1% as of 2019.

make 74.0% less money

Bahamas has a GDP per capita of $30,800 as of 2020, while in Philippines, the GDP per capita is $8,000 as of 2020.

be 79.6% more likely to live below the poverty line

In Bahamas, 9.3% live below the poverty line as of 2010. In Philippines, however, that number is 16.7% as of 2018.

Life

have 52.2% more children

In Bahamas, there are approximately 14.6 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022. In Philippines, there are 22.3 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022.

be 72.9% more likely to die during childbirth

In Bahamas, approximately 70.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Philippines, 121.0 women do as of 2017.

be 73.9% more likely to die during infancy

In Bahamas, approximately 12.8 children (per 1,000 live births) die before they reach the age of one as of 2022. In Philippines, on the other hand, 22.2 children do as of 2022.

Basic Needs

be 42.5% less likely to have internet access

In Bahamas, approximately 87.0% of the population has internet access as of 2020. In Philippines, about 50.0% do as of 2020.

Expenditures

spend 29.3% less on healthcare

Bahamas spends 5.8% of its total GDP on healthcare as of 2019. In Philippines, that number is 4.1% of GDP as of 2019.

spend 28.0% more on education

Bahamas spends 2.5% of its total GDP on education as of 2020. Philippines spends 3.2% of total GDP on education as of 2019.

Geography

see 10.2 times more coastline

Bahamas has a total of 3,542 km of coastline. In Philippines, that number is 36,289 km.


The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.

Philippines: At a glance

Philippines is a sovereign country in East/Southeast Asia, with a total land area of approximately 298,170 sq km. The Philippine Islands became a Spanish colony during the 16th century; they were ceded to the US in 1898 following the Spanish-American War. In 1935 the Philippines became a self-governing commonwealth. Manuel QUEZON was elected president and was tasked with preparing the country for independence after a 10-year transition. In 1942 the islands fell under Japanese occupation during World War II, and US forces and Filipinos fought together during 1944-45 to regain control. On 4 July 1946 the Republic of the Philippines attained its independence. A 20-year rule by Ferdinand MARCOS ended in 1986, when a "people power" movement in Manila ("EDSA 1") forced him into exile and installed Corazon AQUINO as president. Her presidency was hampered by several coup attempts that prevented a return to full political stability and economic development. Fidel RAMOS was elected president in 1992. His administration was marked by increased stability and by progress on economic reforms. In 1992, the US closed its last military bases on the islands. Joseph ESTRADA was elected president in 1998. He was succeeded by his vice-president, Gloria MACAPAGAL-ARROYO, in January 2001 after ESTRADA's stormy impeachment trial on corruption charges broke down and another "people power" movement ("EDSA 2") demanded his resignation. MACAPAGAL-ARROYO was elected to a six-year term as president in May 2004. Her presidency was marred by several corruption allegations but the Philippine economy was one of the few to avoid contraction following the 2008 global financial crisis, expanding each year of her administration. Benigno AQUINO III was elected to a six-year term as president in May 2010. The Philippine Government faces threats from several groups, some of which are on the US Government's Foreign Terrorist Organization list. Manila has waged a decades-long struggle against ethnic Moro insurgencies in the southern Philippines, which has led to a peace accord with the Moro National Liberation Front and ongoing peace talks with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front. The decades-long Maoist-inspired New People's Army insurgency also operates through much of the country. The Philippines faces increased tension with China over disputed territorial and maritime claims in the South China Sea.
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