Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 4.1 years less


In Moldova, the average life expectancy is 71 years (67 years for men, 75 years for women). In Tuvalu, that number is 67 years (65 years for men, 69 years for women).

be 2.7 times more likely to be obese


In Moldova, 18.9% of adults are obese. In Tuvalu, that number is 51.6% of people.

Economy

make 33.3% less money


Moldova has a GDP per capita of $5,700, while in Tuvalu, the GDP per capita is $3,800.

be 2.7 times more likely to live below the poverty line


In Moldova, 9.6% live below the poverty line. In Tuvalu, however, that number is 26.3%.

Life

have 2.1 times more children


In Moldova, there are approximately 11.5 babies per 1,000 people. In Tuvalu, there are 23.7 babies per 1,000 people.

be 2.4 times more likely to die during infancy


In Moldova, approximately 12.0 children die before they reach the age of one. In Tuvalu, on the other hand, 29.0 children do.

Basic Needs

be 10.5% more likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Moldova, approximately 88% of people have improved drinking water access (97% in urban areas, and 81% in rural areas). In Tuvalu, that number is 98% of people on average (98% in urban areas, and 97% in rural areas).

be 55.0% less likely to have access to electricity


In Moldova, 100% of the population has electricity access. In Tuvalu, 45% of the population do.

be 35.2% less likely to have internet access


In Moldova, approximately 71.0% of the population has internet access. In Tuvalu, about 46.0% do.

Expenditures

spend 60.2% more on healthcare


Moldova spends 10.3% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Tuvalu, that number is 16.5% of GDP.

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 Moldova? 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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