Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 4.8 years less


In Gibraltar, the average life expectancy is 80 years (77 years for men, 83 years for women). In Jordan, that number is 75 years (73 years for men, 76 years for women).

Economy

make 79.7% less money


Gibraltar has a GDP per capita of $61,700, while in Jordan, the GDP per capita is $12,500.

be 18.5 times more likely to be unemployed


In Gibraltar, 1.0% of adults are unemployed. In Jordan, that number is 18.5%.

Life

have 70.7% more children


In Gibraltar, there are approximately 14.0 babies per 1,000 people. In Jordan, there are 23.9 babies per 1,000 people.

be 2.4 times more likely to die during infancy


In Gibraltar, approximately 5.9 children die before they reach the age of one. In Jordan, on the other hand, 14.2 children do.

Basic Needs

be 34.0% less likely to have internet access


In Gibraltar, approximately 94.4% of the population has internet access. In Jordan, about 62.3% do.

Geography

see 2.2 times more coastline


Gibraltar has a total of 12 km of coastline. In Jordan, that number is 26 km.

Jordan: At a glance

Jordan is a sovereign country in Middle East, with a total land area of approximately 88,802 sq km. Following World War I and the dissolution of the Ottoman Empire, the League of Nations awarded Britain the mandate to govern much of the Middle East. Britain demarcated a semi-autonomous region of Transjordan from Palestine in the early 1920s. The area gained its independence in 1946 and thereafter became The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan. The country's long-time ruler, King HUSSEIN (1953-99), successfully navigated competing pressures from the major powers (US, USSR, and UK), various Arab states, Israel, and a large internal Palestinian population. Jordan lost the West Bank to Israel in the 1967 Six-Day War. King HUSSEIN in 1988 permanently relinquished Jordanian claims to the West Bank; in 1994 he signed a peace treaty with Israel. King ABDALLAH II, King HUSSEIN's eldest son, assumed the throne following his father's death in 1999. He implemented modest political and economic reforms, but in the wake of the "Arab Revolution" across the Middle East, Jordanians continue to press for further political liberalization, government reforms, and economic improvements. In January 2014, Jordan assumed a nonpermanent seat on the UN Security Council for the 2014-15 term.

How big is Jordan 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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