Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Belgium instead of Saint Lucia, you would:

Health

live 3.2 years longer


In Saint Lucia, the average life expectancy is 78 years (75 years for men, 81 years for women). In Belgium, that number is 81 years (78 years for men, 84 years for women).

be 12.2% more likely to be obese


In Saint Lucia, 19.7% of adults are obese. In Belgium, that number is 22.1% of people.

Economy

make 3.2 times more money


Saint Lucia has a GDP per capita of $14,400, while in Belgium, the GDP per capita is $46,600.

be 63.5% less likely to be unemployed


In Saint Lucia, 20.0% of adults are unemployed. In Belgium, that number is 7.3%.

Life

be 85.4% less likely to die during childbirth


In Saint Lucia, approximately 48.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Belgium, 7.0 women do.

be 68.8% less likely to die during infancy


In Saint Lucia, approximately 10.9 children die before they reach the age of one. In Belgium, on the other hand, 3.4 children do.

have 15.0% fewer children


In Saint Lucia, there are approximately 13.3 babies per 1,000 people. In Belgium, there are 11.3 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 65.1% more likely to have internet access


In Saint Lucia, approximately 52.4% of the population has internet access. In Belgium, about 86.5% do.

Expenditures

spend 15.8% more on education


Saint Lucia spends 5.7% of its total GDP on education. Belgium spends 6.6% of total GDP on education.

spend 58.2% more on healthcare


Saint Lucia spends 6.7% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Belgium, that number is 10.6% of GDP.

Geography

see 57.9% less coastline


Saint Lucia has a total of 158 km of coastline. In Belgium, that number is 66 km.

Belgium: At a glance

Belgium is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 30,278 sq km. Belgium became independent from the Netherlands in 1830; it was occupied by Germany during World Wars I and II. The country prospered in the past half century as a modern, technologically advanced European state and member of NATO and the EU. Political divisions between the Dutch-speaking Flemings of the north and the French-speaking Walloons of the south have led in recent years to constitutional amendments granting these regions formal recognition and autonomy. Its capital, Brussels, is home to numerous international organizations including the EU and NATO.

How big is Belgium compared to Saint Lucia? 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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