Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Anguilla instead of Sri Lanka, you would:

Health

live 4.6 years longer


In Sri Lanka, the average life expectancy is 77 years (74 years for men, 81 years for women). In Anguilla, that number is 82 years (79 years for men, 84 years for women).

Economy

be 77.8% more likely to be unemployed


In Sri Lanka, 4.5% of adults are unemployed. In Anguilla, that number is 8.0%.

be 3.4 times more likely to live below the poverty line


In Sri Lanka, 6.7% live below the poverty line. In Anguilla, however, that number is 23.0%.

Life

be 60.7% less likely to die during infancy


In Sri Lanka, approximately 8.4 children die before they reach the age of one. In Anguilla, on the other hand, 3.3 children do.

have 17.8% less children


In Sri Lanka, there are approximately 15.2 babies per 1,000 people. In Anguilla, there are 12.5 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 2.5 times more likely to have internet access


In Sri Lanka, approximately 32.1% of the population has internet access. In Anguilla, about 81.6% do.

Expenditures

spend 20.0% less on education


Sri Lanka spends 3.5% of its total GDP on education. Anguilla spends 2.8% of total GDP on education.

Geography

see 95.4% less coastline


Sri Lanka has a total of 1,340 km of coastline. In Anguilla, that number is 61 km.

Anguilla: At a glance

Anguilla is a sovereign country in Central America/Caribbean, with a total land area of approximately 91 sq km. Colonized by English settlers from Saint Kitts in 1650, Anguilla was administered by Great Britain until the early 19th century, when the island - against the wishes of the inhabitants - was incorporated into a single British dependency along with Saint Kitts and Nevis. Several attempts at separation failed. In 1971, two years after a revolt, Anguilla was finally allowed to secede; this arrangement was formally recognized in 1980, with Anguilla becoming a separate British dependency.

How big is Anguilla compared to Sri Lanka? 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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