Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Vanuatu instead of New Zealand, you would:

Health

be 18.2% less likely to be obese


In New Zealand, 30.8% of adults are obese. In Vanuatu, that number is 25.2% of people.

live 7.6 years less


In New Zealand, the average life expectancy is 81 years (79 years for men, 84 years for women). In Vanuatu, that number is 74 years (72 years for men, 75 years for women).

Economy

be 65.3% less likely to be unemployed


In New Zealand, 4.9% of adults are unemployed. In Vanuatu, that number is 1.7%.

make 93.1% less money


New Zealand has a GDP per capita of $38,900, while in Vanuatu, the GDP per capita is $2,700.

Life

have 81.8% more children


In New Zealand, there are approximately 13.2 babies per 1,000 people. In Vanuatu, there are 24.0 babies per 1,000 people.

be 7.1 times more likely to die during childbirth


In New Zealand, approximately 11.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Vanuatu, 78.0 women do.

be 3.3 times more likely to die during infancy


In New Zealand, approximately 4.4 children die before they reach the age of one. In Vanuatu, on the other hand, 14.4 children do.

Basic Needs

be 73.0% less likely to have access to electricity


In New Zealand, 100% of the population has electricity access. In Vanuatu, 27% of the population do.

be 72.9% less likely to have internet access


In New Zealand, approximately 88.5% of the population has internet access. In Vanuatu, about 24.0% do.

Expenditures

spend 12.7% less on education


New Zealand spends 6.3% of its total GDP on education. Vanuatu spends 5.5% of total GDP on education.

spend 54.5% less on healthcare


New Zealand spends 11.0% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Vanuatu, that number is 5.0% of GDP.

Geography

see 83.3% less coastline


New Zealand has a total of 15,134 km of coastline. In Vanuatu, that number is 2,528 km.

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 New Zealand? 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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