Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Saint Lucia instead of Saudi Arabia, you would:

Health

live 2.4 years longer


In Saudi Arabia, the average life expectancy is 76 years (73 years for men, 78 years for women). In Saint Lucia, that number is 78 years (75 years for men, 81 years for women).

be 44.4% less likely to be obese


In Saudi Arabia, 35.4% of adults are obese. In Saint Lucia, that number is 19.7% of people.

Economy

make 73.7% less money


Saudi Arabia has a GDP per capita of $54,800, while in Saint Lucia, the GDP per capita is $14,400.

be 3.4 times more likely to be unemployed


In Saudi Arabia, 5.8% of adults are unemployed. In Saint Lucia, that number is 20.0%.

Life

be 17.4% less likely to die during infancy


In Saudi Arabia, approximately 13.2 children die before they reach the age of one. In Saint Lucia, on the other hand, 10.9 children do.

be 4.0 times more likely to die during childbirth


In Saudi Arabia, approximately 12.0 women per 1,000 births die during labor. In Saint Lucia, 48.0 women do.

have 27.3% less children


In Saudi Arabia, there are approximately 18.3 babies per 1,000 people. In Saint Lucia, there are 13.3 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 29.0% less likely to have internet access


In Saudi Arabia, approximately 73.8% of the population has internet access. In Saint Lucia, about 52.4% do.

Expenditures

spend 11.8% more on education


Saudi Arabia spends 5.1% of its total GDP on education. Saint Lucia spends 5.7% of total GDP on education.

spend 42.6% more on healthcare


Saudi Arabia spends 4.7% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Saint Lucia, that number is 6.7% of GDP.

Geography

see 94.0% less coastline


Saudi Arabia has a total of 2,640 km of coastline. In Saint Lucia, that number is 158 km.

Saint Lucia: At a glance

Saint Lucia is a sovereign country in Central America/Caribbean, with a total land area of approximately 606 sq km. The island, with its fine natural harbor at Castries, was contested between England and France throughout the 17th and early 18th centuries (changing possession 14 times); it was finally ceded to the UK in 1814. Even after the abolition of slavery on its plantations in 1834, Saint Lucia remained an agricultural island, dedicated to producing tropical commodity crops. Self-government was granted in 1967 and independence in 1979.

How big is Saint Lucia compared to Saudi Arabia? 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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