Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Tuvalu instead of Christmas Island, you would:

Basic Needs

be 28.5% more likely to have internet access


In Christmas Island, approximately 35.8% of the population has internet access. In Tuvalu, about 46.0% do.

Geography

see 82.7% less coastline


Christmas Island has a total of 139 km of coastline. In Tuvalu, that number is 24 km.

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 Christmas Island? 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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