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 as of 2016. In Saint Lucia, that number is 19.7% of people as of 2016.

live 2.9 years less


In Belgium, the average life expectancy is 81 years (79 years for men, 84 years for women) as of 2020. In Saint Lucia, that number is 78 years (76 years for men, 81 years for women) as of 2020.

Economy

make 69.1% less money


Belgium has a GDP per capita of $46,600 as of 2017, while in Saint Lucia, the GDP per capita is $14,400 as of 2017.

be 2.8 times more likely to be unemployed


In Belgium, 7.1% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Saint Lucia, that number is 20.0% as of 2003.

Life

have 12.6% more children


In Belgium, there are approximately 11.1 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Saint Lucia, there are 12.5 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

be 23.4 times more likely to die during childbirth


In Belgium, approximately 5.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Saint Lucia, 117.0 women do as of 2017.

be 3.1 times more likely to die during infancy


In Belgium, approximately 3.3 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Saint Lucia, on the other hand, 10.1 children do as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 42.7% less likely to have internet access


In Belgium, approximately 88.7% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Saint Lucia, about 50.8% do as of 2018.

Expenditures

spend 41.5% less on education


Belgium spends 6.5% of its total GDP on education as of 2016. Saint Lucia spends 3.8% of total GDP on education as of 2018.

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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