Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 5.4 years longer


In Pakistan, the average life expectancy is 69 years (67 years for men, 71 years for women) as of 2020. In Vanuatu, that number is 75 years (73 years for men, 76 years for women) as of 2020.

be 2.9 times more likely to be obese


In Pakistan, 8.6% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Vanuatu, that number is 25.2% of people as of 2016.

Economy

be 71.7% less likely to be unemployed


In Pakistan, 6.0% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Vanuatu, that number is 1.7% as of 1999.

make 50.0% less money


Pakistan has a GDP per capita of $5,400 as of 2017, while in Vanuatu, the GDP per capita is $2,700 as of 2017.

Life

be 48.6% less likely to die during childbirth


In Pakistan, approximately 140.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Vanuatu, 72.0 women do as of 2017.

be 48.1% more likely to be literate


In Pakistan, the literacy rate is 59.1% as of 2015. In Vanuatu, it is 87.5% as of 2018.

be 75.7% less likely to die during infancy


In Pakistan, approximately 52.3 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Vanuatu, on the other hand, 12.7 children do as of 2020.

have 18.2% fewer children


In Pakistan, there are approximately 27.4 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Vanuatu, there are 22.4 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 65.8% more likely to have internet access


In Pakistan, approximately 15.5% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Vanuatu, about 25.7% do as of 2018.

be 21.9% less likely to have access to electricity


In Pakistan, approximately 74% of people have electricity access (90% in urban areas, and 64% in rural areas) as of 2017. In Vanuatu, that number is 58% of people on average (91% in urban areas, and 46% in rural areas) as of 2016.

Expenditures

spend 62.1% more on education


Pakistan spends 2.9% of its total GDP on education as of 2017. Vanuatu spends 4.7% of total GDP on education as of 2017.

Geography

see 2.4 times more coastline


Pakistan has a total of 1,046 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 Pakistan? 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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