Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Yemen instead of Marshall Islands, you would:

Health

be 67.7% less likely to be obese


In Marshall Islands, 52.9% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Yemen, that number is 17.1% of people as of 2016.

live 7.2 years less


In Marshall Islands, the average life expectancy is 74 years (72 years for men, 76 years for women) as of 2020. In Yemen, that number is 67 years (65 years for men, 69 years for women) as of 2020.

Economy

be 25.0% less likely to be unemployed


In Marshall Islands, 36.0% of adults are unemployed as of 2006. In Yemen, that number is 27.0% as of 2014.

make 30.6% less money


Marshall Islands has a GDP per capita of $3,600 as of 2017, while in Yemen, the GDP per capita is $2,500 as of 2017.

Life

have 13.2% more children


In Marshall Islands, there are approximately 22.8 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Yemen, there are 25.8 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

be 28.7% less likely to be literate


In Marshall Islands, the literacy rate is 98.3% as of 2011. In Yemen, it is 70.1% as of 2015.

be 2.4 times more likely to die during infancy


In Marshall Islands, approximately 17.4 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Yemen, on the other hand, 41.9 children do as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 49.5% less likely to have access to electricity


In Marshall Islands, approximately 93% of people have electricity access (95% in urban areas, and 89% in rural areas) as of 2016. In Yemen, that number is 47% of people on average (72% in urban areas, and 32% in rural areas) as of 2017.

be 31.0% less likely to have internet access


In Marshall Islands, approximately 38.7% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Yemen, about 26.7% do as of 2018.

Geography

see 5.1 times more coastline


Marshall Islands has a total of 370 km of coastline. In Yemen, that number is 1,906 km.

Yemen: At a glance

Yemen is a sovereign country in Middle East, with a total land area of approximately 527,968 sq km. North Yemen became independent of the Ottoman Empire in 1918. The British, who had set up a protectorate area around the southern port of Aden in the 19th century, withdrew in 1967 from what became South Yemen. Three years later, the southern government adopted a Marxist orientation. The massive exodus of hundreds of thousands of Yemenis from the south to the north contributed to two decades of hostility between the states. The two countries were formally unified as the Republic of Yemen in 1990. A southern secessionist movement and brief civil war in 1994 was quickly subdued. In 2000, Saudi Arabia and Yemen agreed to a delimitation of their border. Fighting in the northwest between the government and the Huthis, a Zaydi Shia minority, began in 2004 and has since resulted in six rounds of fighting - the last ended in early 2010 with a cease-fire that continues to hold. The southern secessionist movement was revitalized in 2008 when a popular socioeconomic protest movement initiated the prior year took on political goals including secession. Public rallies in Sana'a against then President SALIH - inspired by similar demonstrations in Tunisia and Egypt - slowly built momentum starting in late January 2011 fueled by complaints over high unemployment, poor economic conditions, and corruption. By the following month, some protests had resulted in violence, and the demonstrations had spread to other major cities. By March the opposition had hardened its demands and was unifying behind calls for SALIH's immediate ouster, and prominent military and tribal leaders began defecting from SALIH's camp. The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) in late April 2011, in an attempt to mediate the crisis in Yemen, proposed an agreement in which the president would step down in exchange for immunity from prosecution. SALIH's refusal to sign an agreement led to heavy street fighting and his injury in an explosion in June 2011. The UN Security Council passed Resolution 2014 in October 2011 calling on both sides to end the violence and complete a power transfer deal. In late November 2011, SALIH signed the GCC-brokered agreement to step down and to transfer some of his powers to Vice President Abd Rabuh Mansur HADI. Following elections in February 2012, won by HADI, SALIH formally transferred his powers. In accordance with the GCC initiative, Yemen launched a National Dialogue in March 2013 to discuss key constitutional, political, and social issues. HADI concluded the National Dialogue in January 2014. Subsequent steps in the transition process include constitutional drafting, a constitutional referendum, and national elections.

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The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.

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