Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Bahrain instead of Gibraltar, you would:

Economy

make 21.4% less money


Gibraltar has a GDP per capita of $61,700, while in Bahrain, the GDP per capita is $48,500.

be 3.8 times more likely to be unemployed


In Gibraltar, 1.0% of adults are unemployed. In Bahrain, that number is 3.8%.

Life

be 50.8% more likely to die during infancy


In Gibraltar, approximately 5.9 children die before they reach the age of one. In Bahrain, on the other hand, 8.9 children do.

Geography

see 13.4 times more coastline


Gibraltar has a total of 12 km of coastline. In Bahrain, that number is 161 km.

Bahrain: At a glance

Bahrain is a sovereign country in Middle East, with a total land area of approximately 760 sq km. In 1783, the Sunni Al-Khalifa family took power in Bahrain. In order to secure these holdings, it entered into a series of treaties with the UK during the 19th century that made Bahrain a British protectorate. The archipelago attained its independence in 1971. Facing declining oil reserves, Bahrain has turned to petroleum processing and refining and has become an international banking center. Bahrain's small size and central location among Gulf countries require it to play a delicate balancing act in foreign affairs among its larger neighbors. The Sunni-led government has struggled to manage relations with its large Shia-majority population. In early 2011, amid Arab uprisings elsewhere in the region, the Bahraini Government confronted similar protests at home with police and military action, including deploying Gulf Cooperation Council security forces to Bahrain. Sporadic clashes between demonstrators and security forces continue in Bahrain. Ongoing dissatisfaction with the political status quo has led to a broader discussion termed the Bahrain National Dialogue, a process that convenes members of the executive, parliament, and political societies in an attempt to reach a political agreement.

How big is Bahrain compared to Gibraltar? 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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