Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 2.9 years less


In Panama, the average life expectancy is 79 years (76 years for men, 82 years for women). In Saint Kitts and Nevis, that number is 76 years (74 years for men, 78 years for women).

Economy

be 18.2% less likely to be unemployed


In Panama, 5.5% of adults are unemployed. In Saint Kitts and Nevis, that number is 4.5%.

Life

be 15.2% less likely to die during infancy


In Panama, approximately 9.9 children die before they reach the age of one. In Saint Kitts and Nevis, on the other hand, 8.4 children do.

have 26.3% less children


In Panama, there are approximately 17.9 babies per 1,000 people. In Saint Kitts and Nevis, there are 13.2 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 40.2% more likely to have internet access


In Panama, approximately 54.0% of the population has internet access. In Saint Kitts and Nevis, about 75.7% do.

Expenditures

spend 12.5% less on education


Panama spends 3.2% of its total GDP on education. Saint Kitts and Nevis spends 2.8% of total GDP on education.

spend 36.3% less on healthcare


Panama spends 8.0% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Saint Kitts and Nevis, that number is 5.1% of GDP.

Geography

see 94.6% less coastline


Panama has a total of 2,490 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 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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