Quality of life comparison
If you lived in United States instead of Bahamas, you would:
live 4.5 years longer
In Bahamas, the average life expectancy is 76 years (73 years for men, 79 years for women) as of 2022. In United States, that number is 81 years (78 years for men, 83 years for women) as of 2022.
be 14.6% more likely to be obese
In Bahamas, 31.6% of adults are obese as of 2016. In United States, that number is 36.2% of people as of 2016.
make 95.5% more money
Bahamas has a GDP per capita of $30,800 as of 2020, while in United States, the GDP per capita is $60,200 as of 2020.
be 61.5% less likely to be unemployed
In Bahamas, 10.1% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In United States, that number is 3.9% as of 2018.
be 62.4% more likely to live below the poverty line
In Bahamas, 9.3% live below the poverty line as of 2010. In United States, however, that number is 15.1% as of 2010.
be 72.9% less likely to die during childbirth
In Bahamas, approximately 70.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In United States, 19.0 women do as of 2017.
be 59.5% less 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 United States, on the other hand, 5.2 children do as of 2022.
have 16.1% fewer children
In Bahamas, there are approximately 14.6 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022. In United States, there are 12.3 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022.
spend 100.0% more on education
Bahamas spends 2.5% of its total GDP on education as of 2020. United States spends 5.0% of total GDP on education as of 2014.
spend 2.9 times more on healthcare
Bahamas spends 5.8% of its total GDP on healthcare as of 2019. In United States, that number is 16.8% of GDP as of 2019.
see 5.6 times more coastline
Bahamas has a total of 3,542 km of coastline. In United States, that number is 19,924 km.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.
United States: At a glance
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