Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Argentina instead of Cuba, you would:

Health

live 1.4 years less


In Cuba, the average life expectancy is 79 years (77 years for men, 82 years for women) as of 2020. In Argentina, that number is 78 years (75 years for men, 81 years for women) as of 2020.

be 15.0% more likely to be obese


In Cuba, 24.6% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Argentina, that number is 28.3% of people as of 2016.

Economy

make 69.9% more money


Cuba has a GDP per capita of $12,300 as of 2016, while in Argentina, the GDP per capita is $20,900 as of 2017.

be 3.2 times more likely to be unemployed


In Cuba, 2.6% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Argentina, that number is 8.4% as of 2017.

Life

have 53.8% more children


In Cuba, there are approximately 10.4 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Argentina, there are 16.0 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

be 2.1 times more likely to die during infancy


In Cuba, approximately 4.3 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Argentina, on the other hand, 9.0 children do as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 30.0% more likely to have internet access


In Cuba, approximately 57.1% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Argentina, about 74.3% do as of 2018.

Expenditures

spend 57.0% less on education


Cuba spends 12.8% of its total GDP on education as of 2010. Argentina spends 5.5% of total GDP on education as of 2017.

Geography

see 33.6% more coastline


Cuba has a total of 3,735 km of coastline. In Argentina, that number is 4,989 km.

Argentina: At a glance

Argentina is a sovereign country in South America, with a total land area of approximately 2,736,690 sq km. In 1816, the United Provinces of the Rio Plata declared their independence from Spain. After Bolivia, Paraguay, and Uruguay went their separate ways, the area that remained became Argentina. The country's population and culture were heavily shaped by immigrants from throughout Europe, with Italy and Spain providing the largest percentage of newcomers from 1860 to 1930. Up until about the mid-20th century, much of Argentina's history was dominated by periods of internal political conflict between Federalists and Unitarians and between civilian and military factions. After World War II, an era of Peronist populism and direct and indirect military interference in subsequent governments was followed by a military junta that took power in 1976. Democracy returned in 1983 after a failed bid to seize the Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas) by force, and has persisted despite numerous challenges, the most formidable of which was a severe economic crisis in 2001-02 that led to violent public protests and the successive resignations of several presidents. In January 2013, Argentina assumed a nonpermanent seat on the UN Security Council for the 2013-14 term.

How big is Argentina compared to Cuba? 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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