Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Venezuela instead of Saint Helena, Ascension, and Tristan da Cunha, you would:

Health

live 9.0 years less


In Saint Helena, Ascension, and Tristan da Cunha, the average life expectancy is 80 years (77 years for men, 83 years for women) as of 2020. In Venezuela, that number is 71 years (68 years for men, 75 years for women) as of 2020.

Economy

be 93.6% more likely to be unemployed


In Saint Helena, Ascension, and Tristan da Cunha, 14.0% of adults are unemployed as of 1998. In Venezuela, that number is 27.1% as of 2017.

Life

have 90.4% more children


In Saint Helena, Ascension, and Tristan da Cunha, there are approximately 9.4 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Venezuela, there are 17.9 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

be 2.3 times more likely to die during infancy


In Saint Helena, Ascension, and Tristan da Cunha, approximately 12.0 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Venezuela, on the other hand, 27.9 children do as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 3.1 times more likely to have internet access


In Saint Helena, Ascension, and Tristan da Cunha, approximately 23.1% of the population has internet access as of 2016. In Venezuela, about 72.0% do as of 2018.

Venezuela: At a glance

Venezuela is a sovereign country in South America, with a total land area of approximately 882,050 sq km. Venezuela was one of three countries that emerged from the collapse of Gran Colombia in 1830 (the others being Ecuador and New Granada, which became Colombia). For most of the first half of the 20th century, Venezuela was ruled by generally benevolent military strongmen, who promoted the oil industry and allowed for some social reforms. Democratically elected governments have held sway since 1959. Hugo CHAVEZ, president from 1999 to 2013, sought to implement his "21st Century Socialism," which purported to alleviate social ills while at the same time attacking capitalist globalization and existing democratic institutions. His hand-picked successor, President Nicolas MADURO, continues CHAVEZ's socialist programs. Current concerns include: a weakening of democratic institutions, political polarization, a politicized military, rampant violent crime, overdependence on the petroleum industry with its price fluctuations, foreign exchange controls that discourage private-sector investment, high inflation, a decline in the quality of fundamental houman rights, and widespread scarcity of consumer goods.

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The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.

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