Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines instead of United States, you would:

Health

be 34.5% less likely to be obese


In United States, 36.2% of adults are obese. In Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, that number is 23.7% of people.

live 4.5 years less


In United States, the average life expectancy is 80 years (78 years for men, 82 years for women). In Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, that number is 76 years (74 years for men, 78 years for women).

Economy

make 80.7% less money


United States has a GDP per capita of $59,500, while in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, the GDP per capita is $11,500.

be 4.3 times more likely to be unemployed


In United States, 4.4% of adults are unemployed. In Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, that number is 18.8%.

Life

be 3.2 times more likely to die during childbirth


In United States, approximately 14.0 women per 1,000 births die during labor. In Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, 45.0 women do.

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 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, on the other hand, 12.0 children do.

Basic Needs

be 24.0% less likely to have access to electricity


In United States, 100% of the population has electricity access. In Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, 76% of the population do.

be 32.0% less likely to have internet access


In United States, approximately 76.2% of the population has internet access. In Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, about 51.8% do.

Expenditures

spend 49.7% less on healthcare


United States spends 17.1% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, that number is 8.6% of GDP.

spend 16.0% more on education


United States spends 5.0% of its total GDP on education. Saint Vincent and the Grenadines spends 5.8% of total GDP on education.

Geography

see 99.6% less coastline


United States has a total of 19,924 km of coastline. In Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, that number is 84 km.

Learn more about Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines is a sovereign country in Central America/Caribbean, with a total land area of approximately 389 sq km. Resistance by native Caribs prevented colonization on Saint Vincent until 1719. Disputed between France and the United Kingdom for most of the 18th century, the island was ceded to the latter in 1783. Between 1960 and 1962, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines was a separate administrative unit of the Federation of the West Indies. Autonomy was granted in 1969 and independence in 1979.

How big is Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 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.