Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 15.3 years longer


In Tanzania, the average life expectancy is 63 years (61 years for men, 64 years for women). In Saint Lucia, that number is 78 years (75 years for men, 81 years for women).

be 2.3 times more likely to be obese


In Tanzania, 8.4% of adults are obese. In Saint Lucia, that number is 19.7% of people.

Economy

make 4.5 times more money


Tanzania has a GDP per capita of $3,200, while in Saint Lucia, the GDP per capita is $14,400.

be 94.2% more likely to be unemployed


In Tanzania, 10.3% of adults are unemployed. In Saint Lucia, that number is 20.0%.

Life

be 87.9% less likely to die during childbirth


In Tanzania, approximately 398.0 women per 1,000 births die during labor. In Saint Lucia, 48.0 women do.

be 72.7% less likely to die during infancy


In Tanzania, approximately 39.9 children die before they reach the age of one. In Saint Lucia, on the other hand, 10.9 children do.

have 62.6% less children


In Tanzania, there are approximately 35.6 babies per 1,000 people. In Saint Lucia, there are 13.3 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 3.8 times more likely to have access to electricity


In Tanzania, 24% of people have electricity access (71% in urban areas, and 4% in rural areas). In Saint Lucia, that number is 91% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 80% in rural areas).

be 4.0 times more likely to have internet access


In Tanzania, approximately 13.0% of the population has internet access. In Saint Lucia, about 52.4% do.

be 73.2% more likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Tanzania, approximately 56% of people have improved drinking water access (77% in urban areas, and 46% in rural areas). In Saint Lucia, that number is 96% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 96% in rural areas).

Expenditures

spend 62.9% more on education


Tanzania spends 3.5% of its total GDP on education. Saint Lucia spends 5.7% of total GDP on education.

spend 19.6% more on healthcare


Tanzania spends 5.6% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Saint Lucia, that number is 6.7% of GDP.

Geography

see 88.9% less coastline


Tanzania has a total of 1,424 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 Tanzania? 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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