Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 2.7 years longer


In Nepal, the average life expectancy is 71 years (70 years for men, 72 years for women). In Vanuatu, that number is 74 years (72 years for men, 75 years for women).

be 6.1 times more likely to be obese


In Nepal, 4.1% of adults are obese. In Vanuatu, that number is 25.2% of people.

Economy

be 43.3% less likely to be unemployed


In Nepal, 3.0% of adults are unemployed. In Vanuatu, that number is 1.7%.

Life

be 69.8% less likely to die during childbirth


In Nepal, approximately 258.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Vanuatu, 78.0 women do.

be 33.3% more likely to be literate


In Nepal, the literacy rate is 63.9%. In Vanuatu, it is 85.2%.

be 48.4% less likely to die during infancy


In Nepal, approximately 27.9 children die before they reach the age of one. In Vanuatu, on the other hand, 14.4 children do.

have 23.1% more children


In Nepal, there are approximately 19.5 babies per 1,000 people. In Vanuatu, there are 24.0 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 21.8% more likely to have internet access


In Nepal, approximately 19.7% of the population has internet access. In Vanuatu, about 24.0% do.

be 64.5% less likely to have access to electricity


In Nepal, 76% of people have electricity access (97% in urban areas, and 72% in rural areas). In Vanuatu, that number is 27% of people on average (55% in urban areas, and 18% in rural areas).

Expenditures

spend 13.8% less on healthcare


Nepal spends 5.8% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Vanuatu, that number is 5.0% of GDP.

spend 48.6% more on education


Nepal spends 3.7% of its total GDP on education. Vanuatu spends 5.5% of total GDP on education.

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 Nepal? 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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