Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 6.6 years longer


In Laos, the average life expectancy is 65 years (63 years for men, 67 years for women). In Honduras, that number is 71 years (70 years for men, 73 years for women).

be 4.0 times more likely to be obese


In Laos, 5.3% of adults are obese. In Honduras, that number is 21.4% of people.

Economy

make 24.3% less money


Laos has a GDP per capita of $7,400, while in Honduras, the GDP per capita is $5,600.

be 3.9 times more likely to be unemployed


In Laos, 1.5% of adults are unemployed. In Honduras, that number is 5.9%.

be 34.5% more likely to be live below the poverty line


In Laos, 22.0% live below the poverty line. In Honduras, however, that number is 29.6%.

Life

be 34.5% less likely to die during childbirth


In Laos, approximately 197.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Honduras, 129.0 women do.

be 11.4% more likely to be literate


In Laos, the literacy rate is 79.9%. In Honduras, it is 89.0%.

be 65.5% less likely to die during infancy


In Laos, approximately 49.9 children die before they reach the age of one. In Honduras, on the other hand, 17.2 children do.

Basic Needs

be 64.8% more likely to have internet access


In Laos, approximately 18.2% of the population has internet access. In Honduras, about 30.0% do.

be 20.5% 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 Honduras, that number is 91% of people on average (97% in urban areas, and 84% in rural areas).

Expenditures

spend 2.0 times more on education


Laos spends 2.9% of its total GDP on education. Honduras spends 5.9% of total GDP on education.

spend 4.6 times more on healthcare


Laos spends 1.9% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Honduras, that number is 8.7% of GDP.

Honduras: At a glance

Honduras is a sovereign country in Central America/Caribbean, with a total land area of approximately 111,890 sq km. Once part of Spain's vast empire in the New World, Honduras became an independent nation in 1821. After two and a half decades of mostly military rule, a freely elected civilian government came to power in 1982. During the 1980s, Honduras proved a haven for anti-Sandinista contras fighting the Marxist Nicaraguan Government and an ally to Salvadoran Government forces fighting leftist guerrillas. The country was devastated by Hurricane Mitch in 1998, which killed about 5,600 people and caused approximately $2 billion in damage. Since then, the economy has slowly rebounded.

How big is Honduras 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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