Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Antigua and Barbuda instead of France, you would:

Health

be 12.5% less likely to be obese


In France, 21.6% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Antigua and Barbuda, that number is 18.9% of people as of 2016.

be 3.7 times more likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


In France, 0.3% of people are living with AIDS/HIV as of 2018. In Antigua and Barbuda, that number is 1.1% of people as of 2018.

live 4.9 years less


In France, the average life expectancy is 82 years (79 years for men, 85 years for women) as of 2020. In Antigua and Barbuda, that number is 77 years (75 years for men, 80 years for women) as of 2020.

Economy

make 40.1% less money


France has a GDP per capita of $44,100 as of 2017, while in Antigua and Barbuda, the GDP per capita is $26,400 as of 2017.

be 17.0% more likely to be unemployed


In France, 9.4% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Antigua and Barbuda, that number is 11.0% as of 2014.

Life

have 29.4% more children


In France, there are approximately 11.9 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Antigua and Barbuda, there are 15.4 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

be 3.5 times more likely to die during infancy


In France, approximately 3.2 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Antigua and Barbuda, on the other hand, 11.1 children do as of 2020.

Expenditures

spend 53.7% less on education


France spends 5.4% of its total GDP on education as of 2016. Antigua and Barbuda spends 2.5% of total GDP on education as of 2009.

Geography

see 96.8% less coastline


France has a total of 4,853 km of coastline. In Antigua and Barbuda, that number is 153 km.

Antigua and Barbuda: At a glance

Antigua and Barbuda is a sovereign country in Central America/Caribbean, with a total land area of approximately 442 sq km. The Siboney were the first people to inhabit the islands of Antigua and Barbuda in 2400 B.C., but Arawak Indians populated the islands when COLUMBUS landed on his second voyage in 1493. Early Spanish and French settlements were succeeded by an English colony in 1667. Slavery, established to run the sugar plantations on Antigua, was abolished in 1834. The islands became an independent state within the British Commonwealth of Nations in 1981.

How big is Antigua and Barbuda compared to France? 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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