Quality of Life Comparison

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If you lived in Grenada instead of Belgium, you would:

Health

live 6.6 years less


In Belgium, the average life expectancy is 81 years (78 years for men, 84 years for women). In Grenada, that number is 74 years (72 years for men, 77 years for women).

Economy

make 68.0% less money


Belgium has a GDP per capita of $46,600, while in Grenada, the GDP per capita is $14,900.

be 3.3 times more likely to be unemployed


In Belgium, 7.3% of adults are unemployed. In Grenada, that number is 24.0%.

be 2.5 times more likely to live below the poverty line


In Belgium, 15.1% live below the poverty line. In Grenada, however, that number is 38.0%.

Life

have 37.2% more children


In Belgium, there are approximately 11.3 babies per 1,000 people. In Grenada, there are 15.5 babies per 1,000 people.

be 3.9 times more likely to die during childbirth


In Belgium, approximately 7.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Grenada, 27.0 women do.

be 2.9 times more likely to die during infancy


In Belgium, approximately 3.4 children die before they reach the age of one. In Grenada, on the other hand, 9.7 children do.

Basic Needs

be 35.4% less likely to have internet access


In Belgium, approximately 86.5% of the population has internet access. In Grenada, about 55.9% do.

Expenditures

spend 42.5% less on healthcare


Belgium spends 10.6% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Grenada, that number is 6.1% of GDP.

spend 56.1% more on education


Belgium spends 6.6% of its total GDP on education. Grenada spends 10.3% of total GDP on education.

Geography

see 82.0% more coastline


Belgium has a total of 66 km of coastline. In Grenada, that number is 121 km.

Grenada: At a glance

Grenada is a sovereign country in Central America/Caribbean, with a total land area of approximately 344 sq km. Carib Indians inhabited Grenada when Christopher COLUMBUS discovered the island in 1498, but it remained uncolonized for more than a century. The French settled Grenada in the 17th century, established sugar estates, and imported large numbers of African slaves. Britain took the island in 1762 and vigorously expanded sugar production. In the 19th century, cacao eventually surpassed sugar as the main export crop; in the 20th century, nutmeg became the leading export. In 1967, Britain gave Grenada autonomy over its internal affairs. Full independence was attained in 1974 making Grenada one of the smallest independent countries in the Western Hemisphere. Grenada was seized by a Marxist military council on 19 October 1983. Six days later the island was invaded by US forces and those of six other Caribbean nations, which quickly captured the ringleaders and their hundreds of Cuban advisers. Free elections were reinstituted the following year and have continued since that time.

How big is Grenada compared to Belgium? 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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