Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Saint Lucia instead of Congo, Democratic Republic Of, you would:

Health

live 20.2 years longer


In Congo, Democratic Republic Of, the average life expectancy is 58 years (56 years for men, 59 years for women). In Saint Lucia, that number is 78 years (75 years for men, 81 years for women).

be 2.9 times more likely to be obese


In Congo, Democratic Republic Of, 6.7% of adults are obese. In Saint Lucia, that number is 19.7% of people.

Economy

make 18.0 times more money


Congo, Democratic Republic Of has a GDP per capita of $800, while in Saint Lucia, the GDP per capita is $14,400.

Life

be 93.1% less likely to die during childbirth


In Congo, Democratic Republic Of, approximately 693.0 women per 1,000 births die during labor. In Saint Lucia, 48.0 women do.

be 84.0% less likely to die during infancy


In Congo, Democratic Republic Of, approximately 68.2 children die before they reach the age of one. In Saint Lucia, on the other hand, 10.9 children do.

have 60.3% less children


In Congo, Democratic Republic Of, there are approximately 33.5 babies per 1,000 people. In Saint Lucia, there are 13.3 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 10.1 times more likely to have access to electricity


In Congo, Democratic Republic Of, 9% of people have electricity access (19% in urban areas, and 2% in rural areas). In Saint Lucia, that number is 91% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 80% in rural areas).

be 13.8 times more likely to have internet access


In Congo, Democratic Republic Of, approximately 3.8% of the population has internet access. In Saint Lucia, about 52.4% do.

be 83.8% more likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Congo, Democratic Republic Of, approximately 52% of people have improved drinking water access (81% in urban areas, and 31% in rural areas). In Saint Lucia, that number is 96% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 96% in rural areas).

Expenditures

spend 2.5 times more on education


Congo, Democratic Republic Of spends 2.3% of its total GDP on education. Saint Lucia spends 5.7% of total GDP on education.

spend 55.8% more on healthcare


Congo, Democratic Republic Of spends 4.3% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Saint Lucia, that number is 6.7% of GDP.

Geography

see 4.3 times more coastline


Congo, Democratic Republic Of has a total of 37 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 Congo, Democratic Republic Of? 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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