Saint Vincent and the Grenadines have the
lowest gross domestic product per capita among the
Eastern Caribbean countries. Many people live in
poverty, but there is no sure information on how many
residents it is.
There is a national social insurance system which
includes, among other things, old-age pension, accident
insurance and maternity allowance. However, only
professionals are involved in this.
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Official statistics for population in St. Vincent and The Grenadines, including population growth, density, and estimation in next 50 years.
Violence against women is a serious problem. Minimum
age to enter into marriage 15 years for girls and 16 for
FACTS - SOCIAL CONDITIONS
15 per 1000 births (2018)
Proportion of population with access to clean
95.1 percent (2015)
Proportion of the population having access to
87.2 percent (2017)
Public expenditure on health care as a
percentage of GDP
4.2 percent (2015)
Public expenditure on health care per person
US $ 250 (2016)
Proportion of women in parliament
13 percent (2018)
After several years of delay, 2017 was
inaugurated Argyle International Airport, the first in
the country to handle large aircraft. It is hoped that
both tourism and the export industry will benefit from
the fact that the country now has an international
Argyle replaced the old ET Joshua airport which could
only receive smaller aircraft from neighboring islands
in the Caribbean. Smaller airfields are also found on
some of the islands in the Grenadines. In Kingstown
there is a deep water harbor.
The roads are often narrow and poorly maintained. The
mountainous terrain of Saint Vincent contributes to poor
road safety. Left-hand traffic applies.