Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Wallis and Futuna instead of Northern Mariana Islands, you would:

Health

live 4.4 years longer


In Northern Mariana Islands, the average life expectancy is 75 years (73 years for men, 78 years for women). In Wallis and Futuna, that number is 80 years (77 years for men, 83 years for women).

Economy

be 21.4% less likely to be unemployed


In Northern Mariana Islands, 11.2% of adults are unemployed. In Wallis and Futuna, that number is 8.8%.

make 84.5% less money


Northern Mariana Islands has a GDP per capita of $24,500, while in Wallis and Futuna, the GDP per capita is $3,800.

Life

be 66.1% less likely to die during infancy


In Northern Mariana Islands, approximately 12.7 children die before they reach the age of one. In Wallis and Futuna, on the other hand, 4.3 children do.

have 12.0% fewer children


In Northern Mariana Islands, there are approximately 15.0 babies per 1,000 people. In Wallis and Futuna, there are 13.2 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 27.8% less likely to have internet access


In Northern Mariana Islands, approximately 30.6% of the population has internet access. In Wallis and Futuna, about 22.1% do.

Geography

see 91.3% less coastline


Northern Mariana Islands has a total of 1,482 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 Northern Mariana Islands? 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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