Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Honduras instead of Panama, you would:

Health

live 7.6 years less


In Panama, the average life expectancy is 79 years (76 years for men, 82 years for women). In Honduras, that number is 71 years (70 years for men, 73 years for women).

Economy

make 78.0% less money


Panama has a GDP per capita of $25,400, while in Honduras, the GDP per capita is $5,600.

be 28.7% more likely to be live below the poverty line


In Panama, 23.0% live below the poverty line. In Honduras, however, that number is 29.6%.

Life

have 25.1% more children


In Panama, there are approximately 17.9 babies per 1,000 people. In Honduras, there are 22.4 babies per 1,000 people.

be 37.2% more likely to die during childbirth


In Panama, approximately 94.0 women per 1,000 births die during labor. In Honduras, 129.0 women do.

be 73.7% more likely to die during infancy


In Panama, approximately 9.9 children die before they reach the age of one. In Honduras, on the other hand, 17.2 children do.

Basic Needs

be 44.4% less likely to have internet access


In Panama, approximately 54.0% of the population has internet access. In Honduras, about 30.0% do.

Expenditures

spend 84.4% more on education


Panama spends 3.2% of its total GDP on education. Honduras spends 5.9% of total GDP on education.

Geography

see 66.9% less coastline


Panama has a total of 2,490 km of coastline. In Honduras, that number is 823 km.

Honduras: At a glance

Honduras is a sovereign country in Central America/Caribbean, with a total land area of approximately 111,890 sq km. Once part of Spain's vast empire in the New World, Honduras became an independent nation in 1821. After two and a half decades of mostly military rule, a freely elected civilian government came to power in 1982. During the 1980s, Honduras proved a haven for anti-Sandinista contras fighting the Marxist Nicaraguan Government and an ally to Salvadoran Government forces fighting leftist guerrillas. The country was devastated by Hurricane Mitch in 1998, which killed about 5,600 people and caused approximately $2 billion in damage. Since then, the economy has slowly rebounded.

How big is Honduras 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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