Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Lithuania instead of Jamaica, you would:

Health

be 89.5% less likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


In Jamaica, 1.9% of people are living with AIDS/HIV as of 2018. In Lithuania, that number is 0.2% of people as of 2017.

Economy

make 3.5 times more money


Jamaica has a GDP per capita of $9,200 as of 2017, while in Lithuania, the GDP per capita is $32,400 as of 2017.

be 41.8% less likely to be unemployed


In Jamaica, 12.2% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Lithuania, that number is 7.1% as of 2017.

pay a 40.0% lower top tax rate


Jamaica has a top tax rate of 25.0% as of 2016. In Lithuania, the top tax rate is 15.0% as of 2016.

be 29.8% more likely to be live below the poverty line


In Jamaica, 17.1% live below the poverty line as of 2016. In Lithuania, however, that number is 22.2% as of 2015.

Life

be 93.8% less likely to die during childbirth


In Jamaica, approximately 80.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Lithuania, 5.0 women do as of 2017.

be 12.5% more likely to be literate


In Jamaica, the literacy rate is 88.7% as of 2015. In Lithuania, it is 99.8% as of 2015.

be 67.2% less likely to die during infancy


In Jamaica, approximately 11.6 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Lithuania, on the other hand, 3.8 children do as of 2020.

have 41.0% fewer children


In Jamaica, there are approximately 16.1 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Lithuania, there are 9.5 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 44.8% more likely to have internet access


In Jamaica, approximately 55.1% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Lithuania, about 79.7% do as of 2018.

Expenditures

spend 22.2% less on education


Jamaica spends 5.4% of its total GDP on education as of 2018. Lithuania spends 4.2% of total GDP on education as of 2015.

Geography

see 91.2% less coastline


Jamaica has a total of 1,022 km of coastline. In Lithuania, that number is 90 km.

Lithuania: At a glance

Lithuania is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 62,680 sq km. Lithuanian lands were united under MINDAUGAS in 1236; over the next century, through alliances and conquest, Lithuania extended its territory to include most of present-day Belarus and Ukraine. By the end of the 14th century Lithuania was the largest state in Europe. An alliance with Poland in 1386 led the two countries into a union through the person of a common ruler. In 1569, Lithuania and Poland formally united into a single dual state, the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth. This entity survived until 1795 when its remnants were partitioned by surrounding countries. Lithuania regained its independence following World War I but was annexed by the USSR in 1940 - an action never recognized by the US and many other countries. On 11 March 1990, Lithuania became the first of the Soviet republics to declare its independence, but Moscow did not recognize this proclamation until September of 1991 (following the abortive coup in Moscow). The last Russian troops withdrew in 1993. Lithuania subsequently restructured its economy for integration into Western European institutions; it joined both NATO and the EU in the spring of 2004. In January 2014, Lithuania assumed a nonpermanent seat on the UN Security Council for the 2014-15 term.

How big is Lithuania compared to Jamaica? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, State Tax Inspectorate, Tax Admministration of Jamaica.

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