Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Tuvalu instead of Afghanistan, you would:

Health

live 15.1 years longer


In Afghanistan, the average life expectancy is 53 years (51 years for men, 54 years for women) as of 2020. In Tuvalu, that number is 68 years (66 years for men, 70 years for women) as of 2020.

be 9.4 times more likely to be obese


In Afghanistan, 5.5% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Tuvalu, that number is 51.6% of people as of 2016.

Economy

make 90.0% more money


Afghanistan has a GDP per capita of $2,000 as of 2017, while in Tuvalu, the GDP per capita is $3,800 as of 2017.

be 51.7% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Afghanistan, 54.5% live below the poverty line as of 2017. In Tuvalu, however, that number is 26.3% as of 2010.

Life

be 74.5% less likely to die during infancy


In Afghanistan, approximately 104.3 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Tuvalu, on the other hand, 26.6 children do as of 2020.

have 36.2% fewer children


In Afghanistan, there are approximately 36.7 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Tuvalu, there are 23.4 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 18.2% more likely to have access to electricity


In Afghanistan, approximately 84% of people have electricity access (98% in urban areas, and 79% in rural areas) as of 2012. In Tuvalu, that number is 99% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 98% in rural areas) as of 2016.

be 3.7 times more likely to have internet access


In Afghanistan, approximately 13.5% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Tuvalu, about 49.3% do as of 2018.

be 41.0% more likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Afghanistan, approximately 70% of people have improved drinking water access (96% in urban areas, and 61% in rural areas) as of 2017. In Tuvalu, that number is 99% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 99% in rural areas) as of 2017.

Tuvalu: At a glance

Tuvalu is a sovereign country in Australia-Oceania, with a total land area of approximately 26 sq km. In 1974, ethnic differences within the British colony of the Gilbert and Ellice Islands caused the Polynesians of the Ellice Islands to vote for separation from the Micronesians of the Gilbert Islands. The following year, the Ellice Islands became the separate British colony of Tuvalu. Independence was granted in 1978. In 2000, Tuvalu negotiated a contract leasing its Internet domain name ".tv" for $50 million in royalties over a 12-year period.

How big is Tuvalu compared to Afghanistan? 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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