Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 12.0 years longer


In Ghana, the average life expectancy is 68 years (66 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 26.1% less likely to be unemployed


In Ghana, 11.9% of adults are unemployed as of 2015. In Wallis and Futuna, that number is 8.8% as of 2013.

make 19.1% less money


Ghana has a GDP per capita of $4,700 as of 2017, while in Wallis and Futuna, the GDP per capita is $3,800 as of 2004.

Life

be 86.9% less likely to die during infancy


In Ghana, approximately 32.1 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 57.1% fewer children


In Ghana, there are approximately 29.6 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 11.2% more likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Ghana, approximately 90% of people have improved drinking water access as of 2017. In Wallis and Futuna, 100% of people do as of 2017.

be 43.3% less likely to have internet access


In Ghana, approximately 39.0% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Wallis and Futuna, about 22.1% do as of 2016.

Geography

see 76.1% less coastline


Ghana has a total of 539 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 Ghana? 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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