Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Grenada instead of Laos, you would:

Health

live 9.9 years longer


In Laos, the average life expectancy is 65 years (63 years for men, 67 years for women). In Grenada, that number is 74 years (72 years for men, 77 years for women).

be 4.0 times more likely to be obese


In Laos, 5.3% of adults are obese. In Grenada, that number is 21.3% of people.

Economy

make 2.0 times more money


Laos has a GDP per capita of $7,400, while in Grenada, the GDP per capita is $14,900.

be 16.0 times more likely to be unemployed


In Laos, 1.5% of adults are unemployed. In Grenada, that number is 24.0%.

be 72.7% more likely to be live below the poverty line


In Laos, 22.0% live below the poverty line. In Grenada, however, that number is 38.0%.

Life

be 86.3% less likely to die during childbirth


In Laos, approximately 197.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Grenada, 27.0 women do.

be 80.6% less likely to die during infancy


In Laos, approximately 49.9 children die before they reach the age of one. In Grenada, on the other hand, 9.7 children do.

have 34.3% less children


In Laos, there are approximately 23.6 babies per 1,000 people. In Grenada, there are 15.5 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 3.1 times more likely to have internet access


In Laos, approximately 18.2% of the population has internet access. In Grenada, about 55.9% do.

be 27.6% more likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Laos, approximately 76% of people have improved drinking water access (86% in urban areas, and 69% in rural areas). In Grenada, that number is 97% of people on average (99% in urban areas, and 95% in rural areas).

Expenditures

spend 3.6 times more on education


Laos spends 2.9% of its total GDP on education. Grenada spends 10.3% of total GDP on education.

spend 3.2 times more on healthcare


Laos spends 1.9% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Grenada, that number is 6.1% of GDP.

Grenada: At a glance

Grenada is a sovereign country in Central America/Caribbean, with a total land area of approximately 344 sq km. Carib Indians inhabited Grenada when Christopher COLUMBUS discovered the island in 1498, but it remained uncolonized for more than a century. The French settled Grenada in the 17th century, established sugar estates, and imported large numbers of African slaves. Britain took the island in 1762 and vigorously expanded sugar production. In the 19th century, cacao eventually surpassed sugar as the main export crop; in the 20th century, nutmeg became the leading export. In 1967, Britain gave Grenada autonomy over its internal affairs. Full independence was attained in 1974 making Grenada one of the smallest independent countries in the Western Hemisphere. Grenada was seized by a Marxist military council on 19 October 1983. Six days later the island was invaded by US forces and those of six other Caribbean nations, which quickly captured the ringleaders and their hundreds of Cuban advisers. Free elections were reinstituted the following year and have continued since that time.

How big is Grenada 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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