Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Saint Lucia instead of United States, you would:

Health

be 45.6% less likely to be obese


In United States, 36.2% of adults are obese. In Saint Lucia, that number is 19.7% of people.

live 2.1 years less


In United States, the average life expectancy is 80 years (78 years for men, 82 years for women). In Saint Lucia, that number is 78 years (75 years for men, 81 years for women).

Economy

make 75.8% less money


United States has a GDP per capita of $59,500, while in Saint Lucia, the GDP per capita is $14,400.

be 4.5 times more likely to be unemployed


In United States, 4.4% of adults are unemployed. In Saint Lucia, that number is 20.0%.

Life

be 3.4 times more likely to die during childbirth


In United States, approximately 14.0 women per 1,000 births die during labor. In Saint Lucia, 48.0 women do.

be 87.9% more likely to die during infancy


In United States, approximately 5.8 children die before they reach the age of one. In Saint Lucia, on the other hand, 10.9 children do.

Basic Needs

be 31.2% less likely to have internet access


In United States, approximately 76.2% of the population has internet access. In Saint Lucia, about 52.4% do.

Expenditures

spend 60.8% less on healthcare


United States spends 17.1% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Saint Lucia, that number is 6.7% of GDP.

spend 14.0% more on education


United States spends 5.0% of its total GDP on education. Saint Lucia spends 5.7% of total GDP on education.

Geography

see 99.2% less coastline


United States has a total of 19,924 km of coastline. In Saint Lucia, that number is 158 km.

Learn more about Saint Lucia

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 United States? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.