Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 27.5 years less


In Gibraltar, the average life expectancy is 80 years (77 years for men, 83 years for women). In Swaziland, that number is 52 years (53 years for men, 52 years for women).

Economy

make 84.0% less money


Gibraltar has a GDP per capita of $61,700, while in Swaziland, the GDP per capita is $9,900.

be 28.0 times more likely to be unemployed


In Gibraltar, 1.0% of adults are unemployed. In Swaziland, that number is 28.0%.

Life

have 71.4% more children


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

be 8.2 times more likely to die during infancy


In Gibraltar, approximately 5.9 children die before they reach the age of one. In Swaziland, on the other hand, 48.4 children do.

Basic Needs

be 69.7% less likely to have internet access


In Gibraltar, approximately 94.4% of the population has internet access. In Swaziland, about 28.6% do.

Swaziland: At a glance

Swaziland is a sovereign country in Africa, with a total land area of approximately 17,204 sq km. Autonomy for the Swazis of southern Africa was guaranteed by the British in the late 19th century; independence was granted in 1968. Student and labor unrest during the 1990s pressured King MSWATI III, Africa's last absolute monarch, to grudgingly allow political reform and greater democracy, although he has backslid on these promises in recent years. A constitution came into effect in 2006, but the legal status of political parties remains unclear. The African United Democratic Party tried unsuccessfully to register as an official political party in mid 2006. Talks over the constitution broke down between the government and progressive groups in 2007. Swaziland recently surpassed Botswana as the country with the world's highest known HIV/AIDS prevalence rate.

How big is Swaziland 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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