Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 6.3 years less


In Bermuda, the average life expectancy is 82 years (78 years for men, 85 years for women) as of 2020. In Latvia, that number is 75 years (71 years for men, 80 years for women) as of 2020.

Economy

make 72.1% less money


Bermuda has a GDP per capita of $99,400 as of 2016, while in Latvia, the GDP per capita is $27,700 as of 2017.

be 24.3% more likely to be unemployed


In Bermuda, 7.0% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Latvia, that number is 8.7% as of 2017.

be 2.3 times more likely to live below the poverty line


In Bermuda, 11.0% live below the poverty line as of 2008. In Latvia, however, that number is 25.5% as of 2015.

Life

be 100.0% more likely to die during infancy


In Bermuda, approximately 2.5 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Latvia, on the other hand, 5.0 children do as of 2020.

have 17.9% fewer children


In Bermuda, there are approximately 11.2 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Latvia, there are 9.2 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 14.7% less likely to have internet access


In Bermuda, approximately 98.0% of the population has internet access as of 2016. In Latvia, about 83.6% do as of 2018.

Expenditures

spend 3.5 times more on education


Bermuda spends 1.5% of its total GDP on education as of 2017. Latvia spends 5.3% of total GDP on education as of 2015.

Geography

see 4.8 times more coastline


Bermuda has a total of 103 km of coastline. In Latvia, that number is 498 km.

Latvia: At a glance

Latvia is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 62,249 sq km. The name "Latvia" originates from the ancient Latgalians, one of four eastern Baltic tribes that formed the ethnic core of the Latvian people (ca. 8th-12th centuries A.D.). The region subsequently came under the control of Germans, Poles, Swedes, and finally, Russians. A Latvian republic emerged following World War I, but it was annexed by the USSR in 1940 - an action never recognized by the US and many other countries. Latvia reestablished its independence in 1991 following the breakup of the Soviet Union. Although the last Russian troops left in 1994, the status of the Russian minority (some 28% of the population) remains of concern to Moscow. Latvia acceded to both NATO and the EU in the spring of 2004; it joined the eurozone in 2014.

How big is Latvia 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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