Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 5.1 years less


In Panama, the average life expectancy is 79 years (76 years for men, 82 years for women). In Vanuatu, that number is 74 years (72 years for men, 75 years for women).

be 11.0% more likely to be obese


In Panama, 22.7% of adults are obese. In Vanuatu, that number is 25.2% of people.

Economy

be 69.1% less likely to be unemployed


In Panama, 5.5% of adults are unemployed. In Vanuatu, that number is 1.7%.

make 89.4% less money


Panama has a GDP per capita of $25,400, while in Vanuatu, the GDP per capita is $2,700.

Life

be 17.0% less likely to die during childbirth


In Panama, approximately 94.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Vanuatu, 78.0 women do.

have 34.1% more children


In Panama, there are approximately 17.9 babies per 1,000 people. In Vanuatu, there are 24.0 babies per 1,000 people.

be 10.3% less likely to be literate


In Panama, the literacy rate is 95.0%. In Vanuatu, it is 85.2%.

be 45.5% more likely to die during infancy


In Panama, approximately 9.9 children die before they reach the age of one. In Vanuatu, on the other hand, 14.4 children do.

Basic Needs

be 70.3% less likely to have access to electricity


In Panama, 91% of people have electricity access (94% in urban areas, and 80% in rural areas). In Vanuatu, that number is 27% of people on average (55% in urban areas, and 18% in rural areas).

be 55.6% less likely to have internet access


In Panama, approximately 54.0% of the population has internet access. In Vanuatu, about 24.0% do.

Expenditures

spend 37.5% less on healthcare


Panama spends 8.0% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Vanuatu, that number is 5.0% of GDP.

spend 71.9% more on education


Panama spends 3.2% 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 Panama? 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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