Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 14.7 years less


In Austria, the average life expectancy is 82 years (79 years for men, 84 years for women). In Tuvalu, that number is 67 years (65 years for men, 69 years for women).

be 2.6 times more likely to be obese


In Austria, 20.1% of adults are obese. In Tuvalu, that number is 51.6% of people.

Economy

make 92.4% less money


Austria has a GDP per capita of $49,900, while in Tuvalu, the GDP per capita is $3,800.

be 8.8 times more likely to live below the poverty line


In Austria, 3.0% live below the poverty line. In Tuvalu, however, that number is 26.3%.

Life

have 2.5 times more children


In Austria, there are approximately 9.5 babies per 1,000 people. In Tuvalu, there are 23.7 babies per 1,000 people.

be 8.5 times more likely to die during infancy


In Austria, approximately 3.4 children die before they reach the age of one. In Tuvalu, on the other hand, 29.0 children do.

Basic Needs

be 55.0% less likely to have access to electricity


In Austria, 100% of the population has electricity access. In Tuvalu, 45% of the population do.

be 45.4% less likely to have internet access


In Austria, approximately 84.3% of the population has internet access. In Tuvalu, about 46.0% do.

Expenditures

spend 47.3% more on healthcare


Austria spends 11.2% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Tuvalu, that number is 16.5% of GDP.

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 Austria? 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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