Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 16.3 years longer


In Zimbabwe, the average life expectancy is 60 years (58 years for men, 62 years for women). In Antigua and Barbuda, that number is 77 years (75 years for men, 79 years for women).

be 21.9% more likely to be obese


In Zimbabwe, 15.5% of adults are obese. In Antigua and Barbuda, that number is 18.9% of people.

Economy

make 11.4 times more money


Zimbabwe has a GDP per capita of $2,300, while in Antigua and Barbuda, the GDP per capita is $26,300.

Life

be 63.0% less likely to die during infancy


In Zimbabwe, approximately 32.7 children die before they reach the age of one. In Antigua and Barbuda, on the other hand, 12.1 children do.

be 14.5% more likely to be literate


In Zimbabwe, the literacy rate is 86.5%. In Antigua and Barbuda, it is 99.0%.

have 54.1% less children


In Zimbabwe, there are approximately 34.2 babies per 1,000 people. In Antigua and Barbuda, there are 15.7 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 2.3 times more likely to have access to electricity


In Zimbabwe, 40% of people have electricity access (80% in urban areas, and 21% in rural areas). In Antigua and Barbuda, that number is 91% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 80% in rural areas).

be 2.8 times more likely to have internet access


In Zimbabwe, approximately 23.1% of the population has internet access. In Antigua and Barbuda, about 65.2% do.

be 27.3% more likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Zimbabwe, approximately 77% of people have improved drinking water access (97% in urban areas, and 67% in rural areas). In Antigua and Barbuda, that number is 98% of people on average (98% in urban areas, and 98% in rural areas).

Expenditures

spend 70.2% less on education


Zimbabwe spends 8.4% of its total GDP on education. Antigua and Barbuda spends 2.5% of total GDP on education.

spend 14.1% less on healthcare


Zimbabwe spends 6.4% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Antigua and Barbuda, that number is 5.5% of GDP.

Antigua and Barbuda: At a glance

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 Zimbabwe? 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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