Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Vanuatu instead of French Polynesia, you would:

Health

live 3.7 years less


In French Polynesia, the average life expectancy is 77 years (75 years for men, 80 years for women). In Vanuatu, that number is 74 years (72 years for men, 75 years for women).

Economy

be 92.2% less likely to be unemployed


In French Polynesia, 21.8% of adults are unemployed. In Vanuatu, that number is 1.7%.

make 84.1% less money


French Polynesia has a GDP per capita of $17,000, while in Vanuatu, the GDP per capita is $2,700.

Life

have 62.2% more children


In French Polynesia, there are approximately 14.8 babies per 1,000 people. In Vanuatu, there are 24.0 babies per 1,000 people.

be 3.1 times more likely to die during infancy


In French Polynesia, approximately 4.6 children die before they reach the age of one. In Vanuatu, on the other hand, 14.4 children do.

Basic Needs

be 54.2% less likely to have access to electricity


In French Polynesia, 59% of people have electricity access (72% in urban areas, and 45% in rural areas). In Vanuatu, that number is 27% of people on average (55% in urban areas, and 18% in rural areas).

be 64.9% less likely to have internet access


In French Polynesia, approximately 68.4% of the population has internet access. In Vanuatu, about 24.0% do.

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 French Polynesia? 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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