Quality of Life Comparison

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If you lived in Bahamas, The instead of United States, you would:

Health

be 12.7% less likely to be obese


In United States, 36.2% of adults are obese. In Bahamas, The, that number is 31.6% of people.

live 7.4 years less


In United States, the average life expectancy is 80 years (78 years for men, 82 years for women). In Bahamas, The, that number is 73 years (70 years for men, 75 years for women).

Economy

be 38.4% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In United States, 15.1% live below the poverty line. In Bahamas, The, however, that number is 9.3%.

make 47.6% less money


United States has a GDP per capita of $59,500, while in Bahamas, The, the GDP per capita is $31,200.

be 2.3 times more likely to be unemployed


In United States, 4.4% of adults are unemployed. In Bahamas, The, that number is 10.0%.

Life

have 22.4% more children


In United States, there are approximately 12.5 babies per 1,000 people. In Bahamas, The, there are 15.3 babies per 1,000 people.

be 5.7 times more likely to die during childbirth


In United States, approximately 14.0 women per 1,000 births die during labor. In Bahamas, The, 80.0 women do.

be 94.8% more likely to die during infancy


In United States, approximately 5.8 children die before they reach the age of one. In Bahamas, The, on the other hand, 11.3 children do.

Expenditures

spend 55.0% less on healthcare


United States spends 17.1% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Bahamas, The, that number is 7.7% of GDP.

Geography

see 82.2% less coastline


United States has a total of 19,924 km of coastline. In Bahamas, The, that number is 3,542 km.

Learn more about Bahamas, The

Bahamas, The is a sovereign country in Central America/Caribbean, with a total land area of approximately 10,010 sq km. Lucayan Indians inhabited the islands when Christopher COLUMBUS first set foot in the New World on San Salvador in 1492. British settlement of the islands began in 1647; the islands became a colony in 1783. Since attaining independence from the UK in 1973, The Bahamas has prospered through tourism, international banking, and investment management. Because of its location, the country is a major transshipment point for illegal drugs, particularly shipments to the US and Europe, and its territory is used for smuggling illegal migrants into the US.

How big is Bahamas, The 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.