Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 17.3 years longer


In Laos, the average life expectancy is 65 years (63 years for men, 67 years for women). In Jersey, that number is 82 years (80 years for men, 85 years for women).

Economy

make 7.6 times more money


Laos has a GDP per capita of $7,400, while in Jersey, the GDP per capita is $56,600.

be 2.7 times more likely to be unemployed


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

Life

be 92.4% less likely to die during infancy


In Laos, approximately 49.9 children die before they reach the age of one. In Jersey, on the other hand, 3.8 children do.

have 47.5% less children


In Laos, there are approximately 23.6 babies per 1,000 people. In Jersey, there are 12.4 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 14.9% more likely to have access to electricity


In Laos, 87% of the population has electricity access. In Jersey, 100% of the population do.

be 3.3 times more likely to have internet access


In Laos, approximately 18.2% of the population has internet access. In Jersey, about 59.6% do.

Jersey: At a glance

Jersey is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 116 sq km. Jersey and the other Channel Islands represent the last remnants of the medieval Dukedom of Normandy that held sway in both France and England. These islands were the only British soil occupied by German troops in World War II. Jersey is a British crown dependency but is not part of the UK or of the European Union. However, the UK Government is constitutionally responsible for its defense and international representation.

How big is Jersey 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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