Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 41.2% less likely to be obese


In United States, 36.2% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Grenada, that number is 21.3% of people as of 2016.

live 5.1 years less


In United States, the average life expectancy is 80 years (78 years for men, 82 years for women) as of 2020. In Grenada, that number is 75 years (73 years for men, 78 years for women) as of 2020.

Economy

make 74.7% less money


United States has a GDP per capita of $59,800 as of 2017, while in Grenada, the GDP per capita is $15,100 as of 2017.

be 5.5 times more likely to be unemployed


In United States, 4.4% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Grenada, that number is 24.0% as of 2017.

be 2.5 times more likely to live below the poverty line


In United States, 15.1% live below the poverty line as of 2010. In Grenada, however, that number is 38.0% as of 2008.

Life

have 17.7% more children


In United States, there are approximately 12.4 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Grenada, there are 14.6 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

be 31.6% more likely to die during childbirth


In United States, approximately 19.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Grenada, 25.0 women do as of 2017.

be 67.9% more likely to die during infancy


In United States, approximately 5.3 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Grenada, on the other hand, 8.9 children do as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 32.3% less likely to have internet access


In United States, approximately 87.3% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Grenada, about 59.1% do as of 2018.

Expenditures

spend 36.0% less on education


United States spends 5.0% of its total GDP on education as of 2014. Grenada spends 3.2% of total GDP on education as of 2017.

Geography

see 99.4% less coastline


United States has a total of 19,924 km of coastline. In Grenada, that number is 121 km.

Grenada: At a glance

Grenada is a sovereign country in Central America/Caribbean, with a total land area of approximately 344 sq km. Carib Indians inhabited Grenada when Christopher COLUMBUS discovered the island in 1498, but it remained uncolonized for more than a century. The French settled Grenada in the 17th century, established sugar estates, and imported large numbers of African slaves. Britain took the island in 1762 and vigorously expanded sugar production. In the 19th century, cacao eventually surpassed sugar as the main export crop; in the 20th century, nutmeg became the leading export. In 1967, Britain gave Grenada autonomy over its internal affairs. Full independence was attained in 1974 making Grenada one of the smallest independent countries in the Western Hemisphere. Grenada was seized by a Marxist military council on 19 October 1983. Six days later the island was invaded by US forces and those of six other Caribbean nations, which quickly captured the ringleaders and their hundreds of Cuban advisers. Free elections were reinstituted the following year and have continued since that time.

How big is Grenada 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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