Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 31.9% less likely to be obese


In Saint Kitts and Nevis, 22.9% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Malaysia, that number is 15.6% of people as of 2016.

Economy

be 24.4% less likely to be unemployed


In Saint Kitts and Nevis, 4.5% of adults are unemployed as of 1997. In Malaysia, that number is 3.4% as of 2017.

Life

have 45.2% more children


In Saint Kitts and Nevis, there are approximately 12.6 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Malaysia, there are 18.3 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

be 46.2% more likely to die during infancy


In Saint Kitts and Nevis, approximately 7.8 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Malaysia, on the other hand, 11.4 children do as of 2020.

Expenditures

spend 80.8% more on education


Saint Kitts and Nevis spends 2.6% of its total GDP on education as of 2015. Malaysia spends 4.7% of total GDP on education as of 2017.

Geography

see 34.6 times more coastline


Saint Kitts and Nevis has a total of 135 km of coastline. In Malaysia, that number is 4,675 km.

Malaysia: At a glance

Malaysia is a sovereign country in East/Southeast Asia, with a total land area of approximately 328,657 sq km. During the late 18th and 19th centuries, Great Britain established colonies and protectorates in the area of current Malaysia; these were occupied by Japan from 1942 to 1945. In 1948, the British-ruled territories on the Malay Peninsula except Singapore formed the Federation of Malaya, which became independent in 1957. Malaysia was formed in 1963 when the former British colonies of Singapore, as well as Sabah and Sarawak on the northern coast of Borneo, joined the Federation. The first several years of the country's independence were marred by a communist insurgency, Indonesian confrontation with Malaysia, Philippine claims to Sabah, and Singapore's withdrawal in 1965. During the 22-year term of Prime Minister MAHATHIR bin Mohamad (1981-2003), Malaysia was successful in diversifying its economy from dependence on exports of raw materials to the development of manufacturing, services, and tourism. Prime Minister Mohamed NAJIB bin Abdul Razak (in office since April 2009) has continued these pro-business policies and has introduced some civil reforms.

How big is Malaysia compared to Saint Kitts and Nevis? 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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