The standard of living is generally higher in
Antigua and Barbuda than in many neighboring countries,
but there are still many poor people.
In 2006, the proportion of poor people was almost
one-fifth of the population. No fresh data is missing,
but the figure was estimated to be at about the same
level a few years into the 2010s. Among those who have
the worst off, there are families who lack sewage and
access to clean water.
Countryaah Official Site:
Official statistics for population in Antigua and Barbuda, including population growth, density, and estimation in next 50 years.
The social insurance system includes those who have
an employment. It offers, among other things, pension,
parental benefit, sick pay and unemployment benefit.
Those who are outside the labor market have no social
protection network besides family and family.
There are several hospitals and many health centers
and the care is of good quality. Virtually all children
are vaccinated against measles, polio, tetanus,
diphtheria and TB. The care is financed by a tax that is
levied by employees and employers and thus they receive
free care. Children and old people also do not have to
pay when they go to the doctor, but a fee is charged by
Drug abuse is common on Antigua, which is along the
smuggling route from South and Central America to Europe
and the United States.
FACTS - SOCIAL CONDITIONS
5 per 1000 births (2018)
Proportion of population with access to clean
96.7 percent (2015)
Proportion of the population having access to
87.5 percent (2017)
Public expenditure on health care as a
percentage of GDP
4.8 percent (2015)
Public expenditure on health care per person
US $ 623 (2016)
Proportion of women in parliament
11 percent (2018)