Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Wallis and Futuna instead of Gabon, you would:

Health

live 11.2 years longer


In Gabon, the average life expectancy is 69 years (67 years for men, 71 years for women) as of 2020. In Wallis and Futuna, that number is 80 years (77 years for men, 83 years for women) as of 2020.

Economy

be 68.6% less likely to be unemployed


In Gabon, 28.0% of adults are unemployed as of 2015. In Wallis and Futuna, that number is 8.8% as of 2013.

make 79.0% less money


Gabon has a GDP per capita of $18,100 as of 2017, while in Wallis and Futuna, the GDP per capita is $3,800 as of 2004.

Life

be 86.2% less likely to die during infancy


In Gabon, approximately 30.4 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Wallis and Futuna, on the other hand, 4.2 children do as of 2020.

have 51.7% fewer children


In Gabon, there are approximately 26.3 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Wallis and Futuna, there are 12.7 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 64.4% less likely to have internet access


In Gabon, approximately 62.0% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Wallis and Futuna, about 22.1% do as of 2016.

Geography

see 85.4% less coastline


Gabon has a total of 885 km of coastline. In Wallis and Futuna, that number is 129 km.

Wallis and Futuna: At a glance

Wallis and Futuna is a sovereign country in Australia-Oceania, with a total land area of approximately 142 sq km. The Futuna island group was discovered by the Dutch in 1616 and Wallis by the British in 1767, but it was the French who declared a protectorate over the islands in 1842, and took official control of them between 1886 and 1888. Notably, Wallis and Futuna was the only French colony to side with the Vichy regime during World War II, a phase that ended in May of 1942 with the arrival of 2,000 American troops. In 1959, the inhabitants of the islands voted to become a French overseas territory and officially assumed this status in July 1961.

How big is Wallis and Futuna compared to Gabon? 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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