Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 10.7 years less


In Gibraltar, the average life expectancy is 80 years (77 years for men, 83 years for women). In Belize, that number is 69 years (67 years for men, 71 years for women).

Economy

make 86.5% less money


Gibraltar has a GDP per capita of $61,700, while in Belize, the GDP per capita is $8,300.

be 10.1 times more likely to be unemployed


In Gibraltar, 1.0% of adults are unemployed. In Belize, that number is 10.1%.

Life

have 71.4% more children


In Gibraltar, there are approximately 14.0 babies per 1,000 people. In Belize, there are 24.0 babies per 1,000 people.

be 3.2 times more likely to die during infancy


In Gibraltar, approximately 5.9 children die before they reach the age of one. In Belize, on the other hand, 18.9 children do.

Basic Needs

be 52.8% less likely to have internet access


In Gibraltar, approximately 94.4% of the population has internet access. In Belize, about 44.6% do.

Geography

see 32.2 times more coastline


Gibraltar has a total of 12 km of coastline. In Belize, that number is 386 km.

Belize: At a glance

Belize is a sovereign country in Central America/Caribbean, with a total land area of approximately 22,806 sq km. Belize was the site of several Mayan city states until their decline at the end of the first millennium A.D. The British and Spanish disputed the region in the 17th and 18th centuries; it formally became the colony of British Honduras in 1854. Territorial disputes between the UK and Guatemala delayed the independence of Belize until 1981. Guatemala refused to recognize the new nation until 1992 and the two countries are involved in an ongoing border dispute. Tourism has become the mainstay of the economy. Current concerns include the country's heavy foreign debt burden, high unemployment, growing involvement in the Mexican and South American drug trade, high crime rates, and one of the highest HIV/AIDS prevalence rates in Central America.

How big is Belize 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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