Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Antigua and Barbuda instead of Panama, you would:

Health

be 16.7% less likely to be obese


In Panama, 22.7% of adults are obese. In Antigua and Barbuda, that number is 18.9% of people.

live 2.1 years less


In Panama, the average life expectancy is 79 years (76 years for men, 82 years for women). In Antigua and Barbuda, that number is 77 years (75 years for men, 79 years for women).

Economy

be 100.0% more likely to be unemployed


In Panama, 5.5% of adults are unemployed. In Antigua and Barbuda, that number is 11.0%.

Life

be 22.2% more likely to die during infancy


In Panama, approximately 9.9 children die before they reach the age of one. In Antigua and Barbuda, on the other hand, 12.1 children do.

have 12.3% less children


In Panama, there are approximately 17.9 babies per 1,000 people. In Antigua and Barbuda, there are 15.7 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 20.7% more likely to have internet access


In Panama, approximately 54.0% of the population has internet access. In Antigua and Barbuda, about 65.2% do.

Expenditures

spend 21.9% less on education


Panama spends 3.2% of its total GDP on education. Antigua and Barbuda spends 2.5% of total GDP on education.

spend 31.2% less on healthcare


Panama spends 8.0% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Antigua and Barbuda, that number is 5.5% of GDP.

Geography

see 93.9% less coastline


Panama has a total of 2,490 km of coastline. In Antigua and Barbuda, that number is 153 km.

Antigua and Barbuda: At a glance

Antigua and Barbuda is a sovereign country in Central America/Caribbean, with a total land area of approximately 442 sq km. The Siboney were the first people to inhabit the islands of Antigua and Barbuda in 2400 B.C., but Arawak Indians populated the islands when COLUMBUS landed on his second voyage in 1493. Early Spanish and French settlements were succeeded by an English colony in 1667. Slavery, established to run the sugar plantations on Antigua, was abolished in 1834. The islands became an independent state within the British Commonwealth of Nations in 1981.

How big is Antigua and Barbuda compared to Panama? 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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