Quality of life comparison
If you lived in United Kingdom instead of Panama, you would:
live 4.3 years longer
In Panama, the average life expectancy is 78 years (75 years for men, 81 years for women) as of 2022. In United Kingdom, that number is 82 years (80 years for men, 84 years for women) as of 2022.
be 22.5% more likely to be obese
In Panama, 22.7% of adults are obese as of 2016. In United Kingdom, that number is 27.8% of people as of 2016.
make 63.8% more money
Panama has a GDP per capita of $25,400 as of 2020, while in United Kingdom, the GDP per capita is $41,600 as of 2020.
be 48.4% less likely to be unemployed
In Panama, 6.1% of adults are unemployed as of 2018. In United Kingdom, that number is 3.2% as of 2019.
be 15.8% less likely to live below the poverty line
In Panama, 22.1% live below the poverty line as of 2016. In United Kingdom, however, that number is 18.6% as of 2017.
pay a 80.0% higher top tax rate
Panama has a top tax rate of 25.0% as of 2016. In United Kingdom, the top tax rate is 45.0% as of 2016.
be 86.5% less likely to die during childbirth
In Panama, approximately 52.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In United Kingdom, 7.0 women do as of 2017.
be 76.8% less likely to die during infancy
In Panama, approximately 16.4 children (per 1,000 live births) die before they reach the age of one as of 2022. In United Kingdom, on the other hand, 3.8 children do as of 2022.
have 40.0% fewer children
In Panama, there are approximately 18.0 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022. In United Kingdom, there are 10.8 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022.
be 48.4% more likely to have internet access
In Panama, approximately 64.0% of the population has internet access as of 2020. In United Kingdom, about 95.0% do as of 2020.
spend 67.7% more on education
Panama spends 3.1% of its total GDP on education as of 2019. United Kingdom spends 5.2% of total GDP on education as of 2018.
spend 34.2% more on healthcare
Panama spends 7.6% of its total GDP on healthcare as of 2019. In United Kingdom, that number is 10.2% of GDP as of 2019.
see 5.0 times more coastline
Panama has a total of 2,490 km of coastline. In United Kingdom, that number is 12,429 km.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, General Directorate of Revenues, Panama, HM Revenue & Customs.
United Kingdom: At a glance
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