Quality of Life Comparison


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


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.


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%.


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.


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.


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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