Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Vanuatu instead of Croatia, you would:

Health

live 2.4 years less


In Croatia, the average life expectancy is 76 years (73 years for men, 79 years for women). In Vanuatu, that number is 74 years (72 years for men, 75 years for women).

Economy

be 86.3% less likely to be unemployed


In Croatia, 12.4% of adults are unemployed. In Vanuatu, that number is 1.7%.

make 88.9% less money


Croatia has a GDP per capita of $24,400, while in Vanuatu, the GDP per capita is $2,700.

Life

have 2.7 times more children


In Croatia, there are approximately 8.9 babies per 1,000 people. In Vanuatu, there are 24.0 babies per 1,000 people.

be 9.8 times more likely to die during childbirth


In Croatia, approximately 8.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Vanuatu, 78.0 women do.

be 14.2% less likely to be literate


In Croatia, the literacy rate is 99.3%. In Vanuatu, it is 85.2%.

be 54.8% more likely to die during infancy


In Croatia, approximately 9.3 children die before they reach the age of one. In Vanuatu, on the other hand, 14.4 children do.

Basic Needs

be 73.0% less likely to have access to electricity


In Croatia, 100% of the population has electricity access. In Vanuatu, 27% of the population do.

be 67.0% less likely to have internet access


In Croatia, approximately 72.7% of the population has internet access. In Vanuatu, about 24.0% do.

Expenditures

spend 35.9% less on healthcare


Croatia spends 7.8% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Vanuatu, that number is 5.0% of GDP.

spend 19.6% more on education


Croatia spends 4.6% of its total GDP on education. Vanuatu spends 5.5% of total GDP on education.

Geography

see 56.7% less coastline


Croatia has a total of 5,835 km of coastline. In Vanuatu, that number is 2,528 km.

Vanuatu: At a glance

Vanuatu is a sovereign country in Australia-Oceania, with a total land area of approximately 12,189 sq km. Multiple waves of colonizers, each speaking a distinct language, migrated to the New Hebrides in the millennia preceding European exploration in the 18th century. This settlement pattern accounts for the complex linguistic diversity found on the archipelago to this day. The British and French, who settled the New Hebrides in the 19th century, agreed in 1906 to an Anglo-French Condominium, which administered the islands until independence in 1980, when the new name of Vanuatu was adopted.

How big is Vanuatu compared to Croatia? 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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