Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 12.3 years less


In Panama, the average life expectancy is 79 years (76 years for men, 82 years for women). In Kiribati, that number is 66 years (64 years for men, 69 years for women).

be 2.0 times more likely to be obese


In Panama, 22.7% of adults are obese. In Kiribati, that number is 46.0% of people.

Economy

make 92.1% less money


Panama has a GDP per capita of $25,400, while in Kiribati, the GDP per capita is $2,000.

be 5.6 times more likely to be unemployed


In Panama, 5.5% of adults are unemployed. In Kiribati, that number is 30.6%.

Life

have 18.4% more children


In Panama, there are approximately 17.9 babies per 1,000 people. In Kiribati, there are 21.2 babies per 1,000 people.

be 3.2 times more likely to die during infancy


In Panama, approximately 9.9 children die before they reach the age of one. In Kiribati, on the other hand, 32.1 children do.

Basic Needs

be 35.2% less likely to have access to electricity


In Panama, 91% of people have electricity access (94% in urban areas, and 80% in rural areas). In Kiribati, that number is 59% of people on average (77% in urban areas, and 45% in rural areas).

be 74.6% less likely to have internet access


In Panama, approximately 54.0% of the population has internet access. In Kiribati, about 13.7% do.

be 29.4% less likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Panama, approximately 95% of people have improved drinking water access (98% in urban areas, and 87% in rural areas). In Kiribati, that number is 67% of people on average (87% in urban areas, and 51% in rural areas).

Expenditures

spend 27.5% more on healthcare


Panama spends 8.0% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Kiribati, that number is 10.2% of GDP.

Geography

see 54.1% less coastline


Panama has a total of 2,490 km of coastline. In Kiribati, that number is 1,143 km.

Kiribati: At a glance

Kiribati is a sovereign country in Australia-Oceania, with a total land area of approximately 811 sq km. The Gilbert Islands became a British protectorate in 1892 and a colony in 1915; they were captured by the Japanese in the Pacific War in 1941. The islands of Makin and Tarawa were the sites of major US amphibious victories over entrenched Japanese garrisons in 1943. The Gilbert Islands were granted self-rule by the UK in 1971 and complete independence in 1979 under the new name of Kiribati. The US relinquished all claims to the sparsely inhabited Phoenix and Line Island groups in a 1979 treaty of friendship with Kiribati.

How big is Kiribati 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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