Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Laos instead of Bermuda, you would:

Health

live 16.0 years less


In Bermuda, the average life expectancy is 82 years (78 years for men, 85 years for women) as of 2020. In Laos, that number is 66 years (64 years for men, 68 years for women) as of 2020.

Economy

be 90.0% less likely to be unemployed


In Bermuda, 7.0% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Laos, that number is 0.7% as of 2017.

make 92.6% less money


Bermuda has a GDP per capita of $99,400 as of 2016, while in Laos, the GDP per capita is $7,400 as of 2017.

be 100.0% more likely to be live below the poverty line


In Bermuda, 11.0% live below the poverty line as of 2008. In Laos, however, that number is 22.0% as of 2013.

Life

have 100.0% more children


In Bermuda, there are approximately 11.2 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Laos, there are 22.4 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

be 18.2 times more likely to die during infancy


In Bermuda, approximately 2.5 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Laos, on the other hand, 45.6 children do as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 12.9% less likely to have access to electricity


In Bermuda, approximately 100% of the population has electricity access as of 2016. In Laos, 87% of the population do as of 2016.

be 74.0% less likely to have internet access


In Bermuda, approximately 98.0% of the population has internet access as of 2016. In Laos, about 25.5% do as of 2018.

be 17.9% less likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Bermuda, approximately 100% of people have improved drinking water access as of 2017. In Laos, 82% of people do as of 2017.

Expenditures

spend 93.3% more on education


Bermuda spends 1.5% of its total GDP on education as of 2017. Laos spends 2.9% of total GDP on education as of 2014.

Laos: At a glance

Laos is a sovereign country in East/Southeast Asia, with a total land area of approximately 230,800 sq km. Modern-day Laos has its roots in the ancient Lao kingdom of Lan Xang, established in the 14th century under King FA NGUM. For 300 years Lan Xang had influence reaching into present-day Cambodia and Thailand, as well as over all of what is now Laos. After centuries of gradual decline, Laos came under the domination of Siam (Thailand) from the late 18th century until the late 19th century when it became part of French Indochina. The Franco-Siamese Treaty of 1907 defined the current Lao border with Thailand. In 1975, the communist Pathet Lao took control of the government ending a six-century-old monarchy and instituting a strict socialist regime closely aligned to Vietnam. A gradual, limited return to private enterprise and the liberalization of foreign investment laws began in 1988. Laos became a member of ASEAN in 1997 and the WTO in 2013.

How big is Laos compared to Bermuda? 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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