Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 32.1% less likely to be obese


In Jordan, 35.5% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Belize, that number is 24.1% of people as of 2016.

be 19.0 times more likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


In Jordan, 0.1% of people are living with AIDS/HIV as of 2018. In Belize, that number is 1.9% of people as of 2018.

Economy

be 50.8% less likely to be unemployed


In Jordan, 18.3% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Belize, that number is 9.0% as of 2017.

be 2.9 times more likely to live below the poverty line


In Jordan, 14.2% live below the poverty line as of 2002. In Belize, however, that number is 41.0% as of 2013.

Life

be 21.7% less likely to die during childbirth


In Jordan, approximately 46.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Belize, 36.0 women do as of 2017.

be 12.5% less likely to die during infancy


In Jordan, approximately 12.8 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Belize, on the other hand, 11.2 children do as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 29.5% less likely to have internet access


In Jordan, approximately 66.8% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Belize, about 47.1% do as of 2018.

Expenditures

spend 2.1 times more on education


Jordan spends 3.6% of its total GDP on education as of 2017. Belize spends 7.4% of total GDP on education as of 2017.

Geography

see 14.8 times more coastline


Jordan has a total of 26 km of coastline. In Belize, that number is 386 km.

Belize: At a glance

Belize is a sovereign country in Central America/Caribbean, with a total land area of approximately 22,806 sq km. Belize was the site of several Mayan city states until their decline at the end of the first millennium A.D. The British and Spanish disputed the region in the 17th and 18th centuries; it formally became the colony of British Honduras in 1854. Territorial disputes between the UK and Guatemala delayed the independence of Belize until 1981. Guatemala refused to recognize the new nation until 1992 and the two countries are involved in an ongoing border dispute. Tourism has become the mainstay of the economy. Current concerns include the country's heavy foreign debt burden, high unemployment, growing involvement in the Mexican and South American drug trade, high crime rates, and one of the highest HIV/AIDS prevalence rates in Central America.

How big is Belize compared to Jordan? 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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