Quality of life comparison
If you lived in United Kingdom instead of Maldives, you would:
live 4.7 years longer
In Maldives, the average life expectancy is 76 years (74 years for men, 79 years for women) as of 2020. In United Kingdom, that number is 81 years (79 years for men, 84 years for women) as of 2020.
be 3.2 times more likely to be obese
In Maldives, 8.6% of adults are obese as of 2016. In United Kingdom, that number is 27.8% of people as of 2016.
make 2.3 times more money
Maldives has a GDP per capita of $19,200 as of 2017, while in United Kingdom, the GDP per capita is $44,300 as of 2017.
be 51.7% more likely to be unemployed
In Maldives, 2.9% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In United Kingdom, that number is 4.4% as of 2017.
be 86.8% less likely to die during childbirth
In Maldives, approximately 53.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In United Kingdom, 7.0 women do as of 2017.
be 79.3% less likely to die during infancy
In Maldives, approximately 19.8 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In United Kingdom, on the other hand, 4.1 children do as of 2020.
have 25.6% fewer children
In Maldives, there are approximately 16.0 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In United Kingdom, there are 11.9 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.
be 50.2% more likely to have internet access
In Maldives, approximately 63.2% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In United Kingdom, about 94.9% do as of 2018.
spend 34.1% more on education
Maldives spends 4.1% of its total GDP on education as of 2016. United Kingdom spends 5.5% of total GDP on education as of 2016.
see 19.3 times more coastline
Maldives has a total of 644 km of coastline. In United Kingdom, that number is 12,429 km.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.
United Kingdom: At a glance
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