Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 3.1 years longer


In Libya, the average life expectancy is 77 years (75 years for men, 78 years for women). In Wallis and Futuna, that number is 80 years (77 years for men, 83 years for women).

Economy

be 70.7% less likely to be unemployed


In Libya, 30.0% of adults are unemployed. In Wallis and Futuna, that number is 8.8%.

make 62.0% less money


Libya has a GDP per capita of $10,000, while in Wallis and Futuna, the GDP per capita is $3,800.

Life

be 60.2% less likely to die during infancy


In Libya, approximately 10.8 children die before they reach the age of one. In Wallis and Futuna, on the other hand, 4.3 children do.

have 24.6% less children


In Libya, there are approximately 17.5 babies per 1,000 people. In Wallis and Futuna, there are 13.2 babies per 1,000 people.

Geography

see 92.7% less coastline


Libya has a total of 1,770 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 Libya? 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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