Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 8.0 years longer


In Madagascar, the average life expectancy is 67 years (66 years for men, 69 years for women) as of 2020. In Belize, that number is 75 years (74 years for men, 77 years for women) as of 2020.

be 6.3 times more likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


In Madagascar, 0.3% of people are living with AIDS/HIV as of 2018. In Belize, that number is 1.9% of people as of 2018.

be 4.5 times more likely to be obese


In Madagascar, 5.3% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Belize, that number is 24.1% of people as of 2016.

Economy

make 5.2 times more money


Madagascar has a GDP per capita of $1,600 as of 2017, while in Belize, the GDP per capita is $8,300 as of 2017.

be 42.0% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Madagascar, 70.7% live below the poverty line as of 2012. In Belize, however, that number is 41.0% as of 2013.

be 5.0 times more likely to be unemployed


In Madagascar, 1.8% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Belize, that number is 9.0% as of 2017.

Life

be 89.3% less likely to die during childbirth


In Madagascar, approximately 335.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Belize, 36.0 women do as of 2017.

be 70.4% less likely to die during infancy


In Madagascar, approximately 37.8 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Belize, on the other hand, 11.2 children do as of 2020.

have 26.4% fewer children


In Madagascar, there are approximately 29.9 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Belize, there are 22.0 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 4.0 times more likely to have access to electricity


In Madagascar, approximately 23% of people have electricity access (67% in urban areas, and 17% in rural areas) as of 2017. In Belize, that number is 92% of people on average (97% in urban areas, and 88% in rural areas) as of 2016.

be 4.8 times more likely to have internet access


In Madagascar, approximately 9.8% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Belize, about 47.1% do as of 2018.

be 78.7% more likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Madagascar, approximately 56% of people have improved drinking water access (88% in urban areas, and 36% in rural areas) as of 2017. In Belize, that number is 99% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 99% in rural areas) as of 2017.

Expenditures

spend 2.6 times more on education


Madagascar spends 2.8% of its total GDP on education as of 2014. Belize spends 7.4% of total GDP on education as of 2017.

Geography

see 92.0% less coastline


Madagascar has a total of 4,828 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 Madagascar? 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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