Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Nicaragua instead of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, you would:

Health

live 2.0 years less


In Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, the average life expectancy is 76 years (74 years for men, 78 years for women). In Nicaragua, that number is 74 years (71 years for men, 76 years for women).

Economy

be 65.4% less likely to be unemployed


In Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, 18.8% of adults are unemployed. In Nicaragua, that number is 6.5%.

make 49.6% less money


Saint Vincent and the Grenadines has a GDP per capita of $11,500, while in Nicaragua, the GDP per capita is $5,800.

Life

have 34.1% more children


In Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, there are approximately 13.2 babies per 1,000 people. In Nicaragua, there are 17.7 babies per 1,000 people.

be 3.3 times more likely to die during childbirth


In Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, approximately 45.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Nicaragua, 150.0 women do.

be 52.5% more likely to die during infancy


In Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, approximately 12.0 children die before they reach the age of one. In Nicaragua, on the other hand, 18.3 children do.

Basic Needs

be 52.5% less likely to have internet access


In Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, approximately 51.8% of the population has internet access. In Nicaragua, about 24.6% do.

Expenditures

spend 22.4% less on education


Saint Vincent and the Grenadines spends 5.8% of its total GDP on education. Nicaragua spends 4.5% of total GDP on education.

Geography

see 10.8 times more coastline


Saint Vincent and the Grenadines has a total of 84 km of coastline. In Nicaragua, that number is 910 km.

Nicaragua: At a glance

Nicaragua is a sovereign country in Central America/Caribbean, with a total land area of approximately 119,990 sq km. The Pacific coast of Nicaragua was settled as a Spanish colony from Panama in the early 16th century. Independence from Spain was declared in 1821 and the country became an independent republic in 1838. Britain occupied the Caribbean Coast in the first half of the 19th century, but gradually ceded control of the region in subsequent decades. Violent opposition to governmental manipulation and corruption spread to all classes by 1978 and resulted in a short-lived civil war that brought the Marxist Sandinista guerrillas to power in 1979. Nicaraguan aid to leftist rebels in El Salvador caused the US to sponsor anti-Sandinista contra guerrillas through much of the 1980s. After losing free and fair elections in 1990, 1996, and 2001, former Sandinista President Daniel ORTEGA Saavedra was elected president in 2006 and reelected in 2011. The 2008 municipal elections, 2010 regional elections, 2011 presidential elections, 2012 municipal elections, and 2013 regional elections were marred by widespread irregularities. Nicaragua's infrastructure and economy - hard hit by the earlier civil war and by Hurricane Mitch in 1998 - are slowly being rebuilt, but democratic institutions have been weakened under the ORTEGA administration.

How big is Nicaragua compared to Saint Vincent and the Grenadines? 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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