Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 5.1 years less


In Netherlands, the average life expectancy is 82 years (80 years for men, 84 years for women) as of 2020. In Saint Kitts and Nevis, that number is 77 years (74 years for men, 79 years for women) as of 2020.

be 12.3% more likely to be obese


In Netherlands, 20.4% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Saint Kitts and Nevis, that number is 22.9% of people as of 2016.

Economy

make 47.7% less money


Netherlands has a GDP per capita of $53,900 as of 2017, while in Saint Kitts and Nevis, the GDP per capita is $28,200 as of 2017.

Life

have 14.5% more children


In Netherlands, there are approximately 11.0 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.

be 2.2 times more likely to die during infancy


In Netherlands, approximately 3.5 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.

Basic Needs

be 14.8% less likely to have internet access


In Netherlands, approximately 94.7% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Saint Kitts and Nevis, about 80.7% do as of 2018.

Expenditures

spend 52.7% less on education


Netherlands spends 5.5% of its total GDP on education as of 2016. Saint Kitts and Nevis spends 2.6% of total GDP on education as of 2015.

Geography

see 70.1% less coastline


Netherlands has a total of 451 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 Netherlands? 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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