Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Tuvalu instead of Malaysia, you would:

Health

live 8.0 years less


In Malaysia, the average life expectancy is 76 years (73 years for men, 79 years for women) as of 2020. In Tuvalu, that number is 68 years (66 years for men, 70 years for women) as of 2020.

be 3.3 times more likely to be obese


In Malaysia, 15.6% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Tuvalu, that number is 51.6% of people as of 2016.

Economy

make 86.9% less money


Malaysia has a GDP per capita of $29,100 as of 2017, while in Tuvalu, the GDP per capita is $3,800 as of 2017.

be 6.9 times more likely to live below the poverty line


In Malaysia, 3.8% live below the poverty line as of 2009. In Tuvalu, however, that number is 26.3% as of 2010.

Life

have 27.9% more children


In Malaysia, there are approximately 18.3 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Tuvalu, there are 23.4 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

be 2.3 times more likely to die during infancy


In Malaysia, approximately 11.4 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Tuvalu, on the other hand, 26.6 children do as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 39.3% less likely to have internet access


In Malaysia, approximately 81.2% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Tuvalu, about 49.3% do as of 2018.

Geography

see 99.5% less coastline


Malaysia has a total of 4,675 km of coastline. In Tuvalu, that number is 24 km.

Tuvalu: At a glance

Tuvalu is a sovereign country in Australia-Oceania, with a total land area of approximately 26 sq km. In 1974, ethnic differences within the British colony of the Gilbert and Ellice Islands caused the Polynesians of the Ellice Islands to vote for separation from the Micronesians of the Gilbert Islands. The following year, the Ellice Islands became the separate British colony of Tuvalu. Independence was granted in 1978. In 2000, Tuvalu negotiated a contract leasing its Internet domain name ".tv" for $50 million in royalties over a 12-year period.

How big is Tuvalu compared to Malaysia? 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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