Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Saint Kitts and Nevis instead of Malaysia, you would:

Health

be 46.8% more likely to be obese


In Malaysia, 15.6% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Saint Kitts and Nevis, that number is 22.9% of people as of 2016.

Economy

be 32.4% more likely to be unemployed


In Malaysia, 3.4% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Saint Kitts and Nevis, that number is 4.5% as of 1997.

Life

be 31.6% less likely to die during infancy


In Malaysia, approximately 11.4 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Saint Kitts and Nevis, on the other hand, 7.8 children do as of 2020.

have 31.1% fewer children


In Malaysia, there are approximately 18.3 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Saint Kitts and Nevis, there are 12.6 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

Expenditures

spend 44.7% less on education


Malaysia spends 4.7% of its total GDP on education as of 2017. Saint Kitts and Nevis spends 2.6% of total GDP on education as of 2015.

Geography

see 97.1% less coastline


Malaysia has a total of 4,675 km of coastline. In Saint Kitts and Nevis, that number is 135 km.

Saint Kitts and Nevis: At a glance

Saint Kitts and Nevis is a sovereign country in Central America/Caribbean, with a total land area of approximately 261 sq km. Carib Indians occupied the islands of the West Indies for hundreds of years before the British began settlement in 1623. In 1967, the island territory of Saint Christopher-Nevis-Anguilla became an associated state of the UK with full internal autonomy. The island of Anguilla rebelled and was allowed to secede in 1971. The remaining islands achieved independence in 1983 as Saint Kitts and Nevis. In 1998, a vote in Nevis on a referendum to separate from Saint Kitts fell short of the two-thirds majority needed. Nevis continues in its efforts to separate from Saint Kitts.

How big is Saint Kitts and Nevis compared to Malaysia? 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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