Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 14.3 years longer


In Djibouti, the average life expectancy is 64 years (61 years for men, 66 years for women). In Saint Lucia, that number is 78 years (75 years for men, 81 years for women).

be 45.9% more likely to be obese


In Djibouti, 13.5% of adults are obese. In Saint Lucia, that number is 19.7% of people.

Economy

make 4.0 times more money


Djibouti has a GDP per capita of $3,600, while in Saint Lucia, the GDP per capita is $14,400.

be 50.0% less likely to be unemployed


In Djibouti, 40.0% of adults are unemployed. In Saint Lucia, that number is 20.0%.

Life

be 79.0% less likely to die during childbirth


In Djibouti, approximately 229.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Saint Lucia, 48.0 women do.

be 76.2% less likely to die during infancy


In Djibouti, approximately 45.8 children die before they reach the age of one. In Saint Lucia, on the other hand, 10.9 children do.

have 43.2% fewer children


In Djibouti, there are approximately 23.4 babies per 1,000 people. In Saint Lucia, there are 13.3 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 82.0% more likely to have access to electricity


In Djibouti, 50% of people have electricity access (61% in urban areas, and 14% in rural areas). In Saint Lucia, that number is 91% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 80% in rural areas).

be 4.0 times more likely to have internet access


In Djibouti, approximately 13.1% of the population has internet access. In Saint Lucia, about 52.4% do.

Expenditures

spend 36.8% less on healthcare


Djibouti spends 10.6% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Saint Lucia, that number is 6.7% of GDP.

spend 26.7% more on education


Djibouti spends 4.5% of its total GDP on education. Saint Lucia spends 5.7% of total GDP on education.

Geography

see 49.7% less coastline


Djibouti has a total of 314 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 Djibouti? 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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