Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Tuvalu instead of Central African Republic, you would:

Health

live 14.1 years longer


In Central African Republic, the average life expectancy is 53 years (51 years for men, 54 years for women). In Tuvalu, that number is 67 years (65 years for men, 69 years for women).

be 6.9 times more likely to be obese


In Central African Republic, 7.5% of adults are obese. In Tuvalu, that number is 51.6% of people.

Economy

make 5.4 times more money


Central African Republic has a GDP per capita of $700, while in Tuvalu, the GDP per capita is $3,800.

Life

be 66.4% less likely to die during infancy


In Central African Republic, approximately 86.3 children die before they reach the age of one. In Tuvalu, on the other hand, 29.0 children do.

have 30.9% less children


In Central African Republic, there are approximately 34.3 babies per 1,000 people. In Tuvalu, there are 23.7 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 15.0 times more likely to have access to electricity


In Central African Republic, 3% of people have electricity access (5% in urban areas, and 1% in rural areas). In Tuvalu, that number is 45% of people on average (57% in urban areas, and 32% in rural areas).

be 10.0 times more likely to have internet access


In Central African Republic, approximately 4.6% of the population has internet access. In Tuvalu, about 46.0% do.

be 42.6% more likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Central African Republic, approximately 68% of people have improved drinking water access (90% in urban areas, and 54% in rural areas). In Tuvalu, that number is 98% of people on average (98% in urban areas, and 97% in rural areas).

Expenditures

spend 3.9 times more on healthcare


Central African Republic spends 4.2% 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 Central African Republic? 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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