Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Economy

be 83.7% less likely to be unemployed


In Jamaica, 10.4% of adults are unemployed. In Vanuatu, that number is 1.7%.

make 70.7% less money


Jamaica has a GDP per capita of $9,200, while in Vanuatu, the GDP per capita is $2,700.

Life

have 34.1% more children


In Jamaica, there are approximately 17.9 babies per 1,000 people. In Vanuatu, there are 24.0 babies per 1,000 people.

be 12.5% more likely to die during infancy


In Jamaica, approximately 12.8 children die before they reach the age of one. In Vanuatu, on the other hand, 14.4 children do.

Basic Needs

be 71.0% less likely to have access to electricity


In Jamaica, 93% of people have electricity access (98% in urban areas, and 87% in rural areas). In Vanuatu, that number is 27% of people on average (55% in urban areas, and 18% in rural areas).

be 46.7% less likely to have internet access


In Jamaica, approximately 45.0% of the population has internet access. In Vanuatu, about 24.0% do.

Geography

see 2.5 times more coastline


Jamaica has a total of 1,022 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 Jamaica? 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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