Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 7.6 years less


In France, the average life expectancy is 82 years (79 years for men, 85 years for women) as of 2020. In Vanuatu, that number is 75 years (73 years for men, 76 years for women) as of 2020.

be 16.7% more likely to be obese


In France, 21.6% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Vanuatu, that number is 25.2% of people as of 2016.

Economy

be 81.9% less likely to be unemployed


In France, 9.4% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Vanuatu, that number is 1.7% as of 1999.

make 93.9% less money


France has a GDP per capita of $44,100 as of 2017, while in Vanuatu, the GDP per capita is $2,700 as of 2017.

Life

have 88.2% more children


In France, there are approximately 11.9 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Vanuatu, there are 22.4 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

be 9.0 times more likely to die during childbirth


In France, approximately 8.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Vanuatu, 72.0 women do as of 2017.

be 4.0 times more likely to die during infancy


In France, approximately 3.2 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Vanuatu, on the other hand, 12.7 children do as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 42.2% less likely to have access to electricity


In France, approximately 100% of the population has electricity access as of 2016. In Vanuatu, 58% of the population do as of 2016.

be 68.6% less likely to have internet access


In France, approximately 82.0% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Vanuatu, about 25.7% do as of 2018.

Expenditures

spend 13.0% less on education


France spends 5.4% of its total GDP on education as of 2016. Vanuatu spends 4.7% of total GDP on education as of 2017.

Geography

see 47.9% less coastline


France has a total of 4,853 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 France? 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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