Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Wallis and Futuna instead of New Zealand, you would:

Health

live 1.5 years less


In New Zealand, the average life expectancy is 81 years (79 years for men, 84 years for women). In Wallis and Futuna, that number is 80 years (77 years for men, 83 years for women).

Economy

make 90.2% less money


New Zealand has a GDP per capita of $38,900, while in Wallis and Futuna, the GDP per capita is $3,800.

be 79.6% more likely to be unemployed


In New Zealand, 4.9% of adults are unemployed. In Wallis and Futuna, that number is 8.8%.

Basic Needs

be 75.0% less likely to have internet access


In New Zealand, approximately 88.5% of the population has internet access. In Wallis and Futuna, about 22.1% do.

Geography

see 99.1% less coastline


New Zealand has a total of 15,134 km of coastline. In Wallis and Futuna, that number is 129 km.

Wallis and Futuna: At a glance

Wallis and Futuna is a sovereign country in Australia-Oceania, with a total land area of approximately 142 sq km. The Futuna island group was discovered by the Dutch in 1616 and Wallis by the British in 1767, but it was the French who declared a protectorate over the islands in 1842, and took official control of them between 1886 and 1888. Notably, Wallis and Futuna was the only French colony to side with the Vichy regime during World War II, a phase that ended in May of 1942 with the arrival of 2,000 American troops. In 1959, the inhabitants of the islands voted to become a French overseas territory and officially assumed this status in July 1961.

How big is Wallis and Futuna 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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