Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Antigua and Barbuda instead of United States, you would:

Health

be 47.8% less likely to be obese


In United States, 36.2% of adults are obese. In Antigua and Barbuda, that number is 18.9% of people.

live 3.3 years less


In United States, the average life expectancy is 80 years (78 years for men, 82 years for women). In Antigua and Barbuda, that number is 77 years (75 years for men, 79 years for women).

Economy

make 55.8% less money


United States has a GDP per capita of $59,500, while in Antigua and Barbuda, the GDP per capita is $26,300.

be 2.5 times more likely to be unemployed


In United States, 4.4% of adults are unemployed. In Antigua and Barbuda, that number is 11.0%.

Life

have 25.6% more children


In United States, there are approximately 12.5 babies per 1,000 people. In Antigua and Barbuda, there are 15.7 babies per 1,000 people.

be 2.1 times more likely to die during infancy


In United States, approximately 5.8 children die before they reach the age of one. In Antigua and Barbuda, on the other hand, 12.1 children do.

Basic Needs

be 14.4% less likely to have internet access


In United States, approximately 76.2% of the population has internet access. In Antigua and Barbuda, about 65.2% do.

Expenditures

spend 50.0% less on education


United States spends 5.0% of its total GDP on education. Antigua and Barbuda spends 2.5% of total GDP on education.

spend 67.8% less on healthcare


United States spends 17.1% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Antigua and Barbuda, that number is 5.5% of GDP.

Geography

see 99.2% less coastline


United States has a total of 19,924 km of coastline. In Antigua and Barbuda, that number is 153 km.

Learn more about Antigua and Barbuda

Antigua and Barbuda is a sovereign country in Central America/Caribbean, with a total land area of approximately 442 sq km. The Siboney were the first people to inhabit the islands of Antigua and Barbuda in 2400 B.C., but Arawak Indians populated the islands when COLUMBUS landed on his second voyage in 1493. Early Spanish and French settlements were succeeded by an English colony in 1667. Slavery, established to run the sugar plantations on Antigua, was abolished in 1834. The islands became an independent state within the British Commonwealth of Nations in 1981.

How big is Antigua and Barbuda 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.