Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Anguilla instead of United States, you would:

Health

live 1.5 years longer


In United States, the average life expectancy is 80 years (78 years for men, 82 years for women). In Anguilla, that number is 82 years (79 years for men, 84 years for women).

Economy

make 79.5% less money


United States has a GDP per capita of $59,500, while in Anguilla, the GDP per capita is $12,200.

be 81.8% more likely to be unemployed


In United States, 4.4% of adults are unemployed. In Anguilla, that number is 8.0%.

be 52.3% more likely to be live below the poverty line


In United States, 15.1% live below the poverty line. In Anguilla, however, that number is 23.0%.

Life

be 43.1% less likely to die during infancy


In United States, approximately 5.8 children die before they reach the age of one. In Anguilla, on the other hand, 3.3 children do.

Expenditures

spend 44.0% less on education


United States spends 5.0% of its total GDP on education. Anguilla spends 2.8% of total GDP on education.

Geography

see 99.7% less coastline


United States has a total of 19,924 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 United States? 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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