Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Saint Lucia instead of Belgium, you would:

Health

be 10.9% less likely to be obese


In Belgium, 22.1% of adults are obese. In Saint Lucia, that number is 19.7% of people.

live 3.2 years less


In Belgium, the average life expectancy is 81 years (78 years for men, 84 years for women). In Saint Lucia, that number is 78 years (75 years for men, 81 years for women).

Economy

make 69.1% less money


Belgium has a GDP per capita of $46,600, while in Saint Lucia, the GDP per capita is $14,400.

be 2.7 times more likely to be unemployed


In Belgium, 7.3% of adults are unemployed. In Saint Lucia, that number is 20.0%.

Life

have 17.7% more children


In Belgium, there are approximately 11.3 babies per 1,000 people. In Saint Lucia, there are 13.3 babies per 1,000 people.

be 6.9 times more likely to die during childbirth


In Belgium, approximately 7.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Saint Lucia, 48.0 women do.

be 3.2 times more likely to die during infancy


In Belgium, approximately 3.4 children die before they reach the age of one. In Saint Lucia, on the other hand, 10.9 children do.

Basic Needs

be 39.4% less likely to have internet access


In Belgium, approximately 86.5% of the population has internet access. In Saint Lucia, about 52.4% do.

Expenditures

spend 13.6% less on education


Belgium spends 6.6% of its total GDP on education. Saint Lucia spends 5.7% of total GDP on education.

spend 36.8% less on healthcare


Belgium spends 10.6% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Saint Lucia, that number is 6.7% of GDP.

Geography

see 2.4 times more coastline


Belgium has a total of 66 km of coastline. In Saint Lucia, that number is 158 km.

Saint Lucia: At a glance

Saint Lucia is a sovereign country in Central America/Caribbean, with a total land area of approximately 606 sq km. The island, with its fine natural harbor at Castries, was contested between England and France throughout the 17th and early 18th centuries (changing possession 14 times); it was finally ceded to the UK in 1814. Even after the abolition of slavery on its plantations in 1834, Saint Lucia remained an agricultural island, dedicated to producing tropical commodity crops. Self-government was granted in 1967 and independence in 1979.

How big is Saint Lucia 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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