Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Antigua and Barbuda instead of Jamaica, you would:

Health

live 3.0 years longer


In Jamaica, the average life expectancy is 74 years (72 years for men, 75 years for women). In Antigua and Barbuda, that number is 77 years (75 years for men, 79 years for women).

be 23.5% less likely to be obese


In Jamaica, 24.7% of adults are obese. In Antigua and Barbuda, that number is 18.9% of people.

Economy

make 2.9 times more money


Jamaica has a GDP per capita of $9,200, while in Antigua and Barbuda, the GDP per capita is $26,300.

Life

be 11.6% more likely to be literate


In Jamaica, the literacy rate is 88.7%. In Antigua and Barbuda, it is 99.0%.

have 12.3% fewer children


In Jamaica, there are approximately 17.9 babies per 1,000 people. In Antigua and Barbuda, there are 15.7 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 44.9% more likely to have internet access


In Jamaica, approximately 45.0% of the population has internet access. In Antigua and Barbuda, about 65.2% do.

Expenditures

spend 53.7% less on education


Jamaica spends 5.4% of its total GDP on education. Antigua and Barbuda spends 2.5% of total GDP on education.

Geography

see 85.0% less coastline


Jamaica has a total of 1,022 km of coastline. In Antigua and Barbuda, that number is 153 km.

Antigua and Barbuda: At a glance

Antigua and Barbuda is a sovereign country in Central America/Caribbean, with a total land area of approximately 442 sq km. The Siboney were the first people to inhabit the islands of Antigua and Barbuda in 2400 B.C., but Arawak Indians populated the islands when COLUMBUS landed on his second voyage in 1493. Early Spanish and French settlements were succeeded by an English colony in 1667. Slavery, established to run the sugar plantations on Antigua, was abolished in 1834. The islands became an independent state within the British Commonwealth of Nations in 1981.

How big is Antigua and Barbuda compared to Jamaica? 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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