Quality of Life Comparison


If you lived in Saint Lucia instead of Moldova, you would:


live 6.9 years longer

In Moldova, the average life expectancy is 71 years (67 years for men, 75 years for women). In Saint Lucia, that number is 78 years (75 years for men, 81 years for women).


make 2.5 times more money

Moldova has a GDP per capita of $5,700, while in Saint Lucia, the GDP per capita is $14,400.

be 4.9 times more likely to be unemployed

In Moldova, 4.1% of adults are unemployed. In Saint Lucia, that number is 20.0%.


have 15.7% more children

In Moldova, there are approximately 11.5 babies per 1,000 people. In Saint Lucia, there are 13.3 babies per 1,000 people.

be 2.1 times more likely to die during childbirth

In Moldova, approximately 23.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Saint Lucia, 48.0 women do.

Basic Needs

be 26.2% less likely to have internet access

In Moldova, approximately 71.0% of the population has internet access. In Saint Lucia, about 52.4% do.


spend 14.9% less on education

Moldova spends 6.7% of its total GDP on education. Saint Lucia spends 5.7% of total GDP on education.

spend 35.0% less on healthcare

Moldova spends 10.3% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Saint Lucia, that number is 6.7% of GDP.

Saint Lucia: At a glance

Saint Lucia is a sovereign country in Central America/Caribbean, with a total land area of approximately 606 sq km. The island, with its fine natural harbor at Castries, was contested between England and France throughout the 17th and early 18th centuries (changing possession 14 times); it was finally ceded to the UK in 1814. Even after the abolition of slavery on its plantations in 1834, Saint Lucia remained an agricultural island, dedicated to producing tropical commodity crops. Self-government was granted in 1967 and independence in 1979.

How big is Saint Lucia compared to Moldova? 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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