Quality of life comparison
If you lived in United Kingdom instead of Jamaica, you would:
live 5.9 years longer
In Jamaica, the average life expectancy is 75 years (73 years for men, 77 years for women) as of 2020. In United Kingdom, that number is 81 years (79 years for men, 84 years for women) as of 2020.
be 12.6% more likely to be obese
In Jamaica, 24.7% of adults are obese as of 2016. In United Kingdom, that number is 27.8% of people as of 2016.
make 4.8 times more money
Jamaica has a GDP per capita of $9,200 as of 2017, while in United Kingdom, the GDP per capita is $44,300 as of 2017.
be 63.9% less likely to be unemployed
In Jamaica, 12.2% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In United Kingdom, that number is 4.4% as of 2017.
be 12.3% less likely to live below the poverty line
In Jamaica, 17.1% live below the poverty line as of 2016. In United Kingdom, however, that number is 15.0% as of 2013.
pay a 80.0% higher top tax rate
Jamaica has a top tax rate of 25.0% as of 2016. In United Kingdom, the top tax rate is 45.0% as of 2016.
be 91.2% less likely to die during childbirth
In Jamaica, approximately 80.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In United Kingdom, 7.0 women do as of 2017.
be 64.7% less likely to die during infancy
In Jamaica, approximately 11.6 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In United Kingdom, on the other hand, 4.1 children do as of 2020.
have 26.1% fewer children
In Jamaica, there are approximately 16.1 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In United Kingdom, there are 11.9 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.
be 72.3% more likely to have internet access
In Jamaica, approximately 55.1% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In United Kingdom, about 94.9% do as of 2018.
see 12.2 times more coastline
Jamaica has a total of 1,022 km of coastline. In United Kingdom, that number is 12,429 km.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, HM Revenue & Customs, Tax Admministration of Jamaica.
United Kingdom: At a glance
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