Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 9.5 times more likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


In Lithuania, 0.2% of people are living with AIDS/HIV. In Belize, that number is 1.9% of people.

live 6.1 years less


In Lithuania, the average life expectancy is 75 years (70 years for men, 81 years for women). In Belize, that number is 69 years (67 years for men, 71 years for women).

Economy

make 74.3% less money


Lithuania has a GDP per capita of $32,300, while in Belize, the GDP per capita is $8,300.

be 44.3% more likely to be unemployed


In Lithuania, 7.0% of adults are unemployed. In Belize, that number is 10.1%.

be 84.7% more likely to be live below the poverty line


In Lithuania, 22.2% live below the poverty line. In Belize, however, that number is 41.0%.

Life

have 2.4 times more children


In Lithuania, there are approximately 9.9 babies per 1,000 people. In Belize, there are 24.0 babies per 1,000 people.

be 2.8 times more likely to die during childbirth


In Lithuania, approximately 10.0 women per 1,000 births die during labor. In Belize, 28.0 women do.

be 5.0 times more likely to die during infancy


In Lithuania, approximately 3.8 children die before they reach the age of one. In Belize, on the other hand, 18.9 children do.

Basic Needs

be 40.1% less likely to have internet access


In Lithuania, approximately 74.4% of the population has internet access. In Belize, about 44.6% do.

Expenditures

spend 12.1% less on healthcare


Lithuania spends 6.6% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Belize, that number is 5.8% of GDP.

spend 64.4% more on education


Lithuania spends 4.5% of its total GDP on education. Belize spends 7.4% of total GDP on education.

Geography

see 4.3 times more coastline


Lithuania has a total of 90 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 Lithuania? 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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