Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 2.2 years longer


In China, the average life expectancy is 76 years (74 years for men, 78 years for women). In Saint Lucia, that number is 78 years (75 years for men, 81 years for women).

be 3.2 times more likely to be obese


In China, 6.2% of adults are obese. In Saint Lucia, that number is 19.7% of people.

Economy

make 13.8% less money


China has a GDP per capita of $16,700, while in Saint Lucia, the GDP per capita is $14,400.

be 5.1 times more likely to be unemployed


In China, 3.9% of adults are unemployed. In Saint Lucia, that number is 20.0%.

Life

be 77.8% more likely to die during childbirth


In China, approximately 27.0 women per 1,000 births die during labor. In Saint Lucia, 48.0 women do.

Expenditures

spend 21.8% more on healthcare


China spends 5.5% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Saint Lucia, that number is 6.7% of GDP.

Geography

see 98.9% less coastline


China has a total of 14,500 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 China? 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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