Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Panama instead of Gambia, The, you would:

Health

be 37.5% less likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


In Gambia, The, 1.6% of people are living with AIDS/HIV. In Panama, that number is 1.0% of people.

live 13.7 years longer


In Gambia, The, the average life expectancy is 65 years (63 years for men, 68 years for women). In Panama, that number is 79 years (76 years for men, 82 years for women).

be 2.2 times more likely to be obese


In Gambia, The, 10.3% of adults are obese. In Panama, that number is 22.7% of people.

Economy

make 14.9 times more money


Gambia, The has a GDP per capita of $1,700, while in Panama, the GDP per capita is $25,400.

be 52.5% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Gambia, The, 48.4% live below the poverty line. In Panama, however, that number is 23.0%.

Life

be 86.7% less likely to die during childbirth


In Gambia, The, approximately 706.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Panama, 94.0 women do.

be 71.2% more likely to be literate


In Gambia, The, the literacy rate is 55.5%. In Panama, it is 95.0%.

be 83.6% less likely to die during infancy


In Gambia, The, approximately 60.2 children die before they reach the age of one. In Panama, on the other hand, 9.9 children do.

have 39.1% less children


In Gambia, The, there are approximately 29.4 babies per 1,000 people. In Panama, there are 17.9 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 2.5 times more likely to have access to electricity


In Gambia, The, 36% of people have electricity access (60% in urban areas, and 2% in rural areas). In Panama, that number is 91% of people on average (94% in urban areas, and 80% in rural areas).

be 2.9 times more likely to have internet access


In Gambia, The, approximately 18.5% of the population has internet access. In Panama, about 54.0% do.

Expenditures

spend 14.3% more on education


Gambia, The spends 2.8% of its total GDP on education. Panama spends 3.2% of total GDP on education.

Geography

see 31.1 times more coastline


Gambia, The has a total of 80 km of coastline. In Panama, that number is 2,490 km.

Panama: At a glance

Panama is a sovereign country in Central America/Caribbean, with a total land area of approximately 74,340 sq km. Explored and settled by the Spanish in the 16th century, Panama broke with Spain in 1821 and joined a union of Colombia, Ecuador, and Venezuela - named the Republic of Gran Colombia. When the latter dissolved in 1830, Panama remained part of Colombia. With US backing, Panama seceded from Colombia in 1903 and promptly signed a treaty with the US allowing for the construction of a canal and US sovereignty over a strip of land on either side of the structure (the Panama Canal Zone). The Panama Canal was built by the US Army Corps of Engineers between 1904 and 1914. In 1977, an agreement was signed for the complete transfer of the Canal from the US to Panama by the end of the century. Certain portions of the Zone and increasing responsibility over the Canal were turned over in the subsequent decades. With US help, dictator Manuel NORIEGA was deposed in 1989. The entire Panama Canal, the area supporting the Canal, and remaining US military bases were transferred to Panama by the end of 1999. In October 2006, Panamanians approved an ambitious plan (estimated to cost $5.3 billion) to expand the Canal. The project, which began in 2007 and could double the Canal's capacity, is expected to be completed in 2015.

How big is Panama compared to Gambia, The? 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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