Quality of Life Comparison


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


live 3.2 years longer

In Djibouti, the average life expectancy is 65 years (62 years for men, 67 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 3.8 times more likely to be obese

In Djibouti, 13.5% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Tuvalu, that number is 51.6% of people as of 2016.


be 14.3% more likely to be live below the poverty line

In Djibouti, 23.0% live below the poverty line as of 2015. In Tuvalu, however, that number is 26.3% as of 2010.


be 36.1% less likely to die during infancy

In Djibouti, approximately 41.6 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.

Basic Needs

be 91.9% more likely to have access to electricity

In Djibouti, approximately 52% of people have electricity access (67% in urban areas, and 2% in rural areas) as of 2016. In Tuvalu, that number is 99% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 98% in rural areas) as of 2016.

be 11.4% less likely to have internet access

In Djibouti, approximately 55.7% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Tuvalu, about 49.3% do as of 2018.


see 92.4% less coastline

Djibouti has a total of 314 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 Djibouti? 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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