Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Cayman Islands instead of Laos, you would:

Health

live 16.7 years longer


In Laos, the average life expectancy is 65 years (63 years for men, 67 years for women). In Cayman Islands, that number is 81 years (79 years for men, 84 years for women).

Economy

make 5.9 times more money


Laos has a GDP per capita of $7,400, while in Cayman Islands, the GDP per capita is $43,800.

be 2.7 times more likely to be unemployed


In Laos, 1.5% of adults are unemployed. In Cayman Islands, that number is 4.0%.

Life

be 23.8% more likely to be literate


In Laos, the literacy rate is 79.9%. In Cayman Islands, it is 98.9%.

be 88.2% less likely to die during infancy


In Laos, approximately 49.9 children die before they reach the age of one. In Cayman Islands, on the other hand, 5.9 children do.

have 49.2% less children


In Laos, there are approximately 23.6 babies per 1,000 people. In Cayman Islands, there are 12.0 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 4.3 times more likely to have internet access


In Laos, approximately 18.2% of the population has internet access. In Cayman Islands, about 79.0% do.

be 28.7% more likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Laos, approximately 76% of people have improved drinking water access. In Cayman Islands, 97% of people do.

Cayman Islands: At a glance

Cayman Islands is a sovereign country in Central America/Caribbean, with a total land area of approximately 264 sq km. The Cayman Islands were colonized from Jamaica by the British during the 18th and 19th centuries and were administered by Jamaica after 1863. In 1959, the islands became a territory within the Federation of the West Indies. When the Federation dissolved in 1962, the Cayman Islands chose to remain a British dependency.

How big is Cayman Islands compared to Laos? 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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