Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Jamaica instead of Sudan, you would:

Health

live 9.3 years longer


In Sudan, the average life expectancy is 64 years (62 years for men, 67 years for women). In Jamaica, that number is 74 years (72 years for men, 75 years for women).

be 9.0 times more likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


In Sudan, 0.2% of people are living with AIDS/HIV. In Jamaica, that number is 1.8% of people.

be 3.7 times more likely to be obese


In Sudan, 6.6% of adults are obese. In Jamaica, that number is 24.7% of people.

Economy

make 100.0% more money


Sudan has a GDP per capita of $4,600, while in Jamaica, the GDP per capita is $9,200.

be 46.9% less likely to be unemployed


In Sudan, 19.6% of adults are unemployed. In Jamaica, that number is 10.4%.

be 63.2% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Sudan, 46.5% live below the poverty line. In Jamaica, however, that number is 17.1%.

spend 66.7% more on taxes


Sudan has a top tax rate of 15.0%. In Jamaica, the top tax rate is 25.0%.

Life

be 71.4% less likely to die during childbirth


In Sudan, approximately 311.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Jamaica, 89.0 women do.

be 73.8% less likely to die during infancy


In Sudan, approximately 48.8 children die before they reach the age of one. In Jamaica, on the other hand, 12.8 children do.

be 16.9% more likely to be literate


In Sudan, the literacy rate is 75.9%. In Jamaica, it is 88.7%.

have 35.8% less children


In Sudan, there are approximately 27.9 babies per 1,000 people. In Jamaica, there are 17.9 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 2.7 times more likely to have access to electricity


In Sudan, 35% of people have electricity access (63% in urban areas, and 21% in rural areas). In Jamaica, that number is 93% of people on average (98% in urban areas, and 87% in rural areas).

be 60.7% more likely to have internet access


In Sudan, approximately 28.0% of the population has internet access. In Jamaica, about 45.0% do.

be 69.0% more likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Sudan, approximately 56% of people have improved drinking water access (66% in urban areas, and 50% in rural areas). In Jamaica, that number is 94% of people on average (98% in urban areas, and 89% in rural areas).

Expenditures

spend 35.7% less on healthcare


Sudan spends 8.4% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Jamaica, that number is 5.4% of GDP.

spend 2.5 times more on education


Sudan spends 2.2% of its total GDP on education. Jamaica spends 5.4% of total GDP on education.

Geography

see 19.8% more coastline


Sudan has a total of 853 km of coastline. In Jamaica, that number is 1,022 km.

Jamaica: At a glance

Jamaica is a sovereign country in Central America/Caribbean, with a total land area of approximately 10,831 sq km. The island - discovered by Christopher COLUMBUS in 1494 - was settled by the Spanish early in the 16th century. The native Taino, who had inhabited Jamaica for centuries, were gradually exterminated and replaced by African slaves. England seized the island in 1655 and established a plantation economy based on sugar, cocoa, and coffee. The abolition of slavery in 1834 freed a quarter million slaves, many of whom became small farmers. Jamaica gradually increased its independence from Britain. In 1958 it joined other British Caribbean colonies in forming the Federation of the West Indies. Jamaica gained full independence when it withdrew from the Federation in 1962. Deteriorating economic conditions during the 1970s led to recurrent violence as rival gangs affiliated with the major political parties evolved into powerful organized crime networks involved in international drug smuggling and money laundering. Violent crime, drug trafficking, and poverty pose significant challenges to the government today. Nonetheless, many rural and resort areas remain relatively safe and contribute substantially to the economy.

How big is Jamaica compared to Sudan? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Sudan Chamber of Taxation, Tax Admministration of Jamaica.

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