Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 3.3 years less


In Paraguay, the average life expectancy is 78 years (75 years for men, 81 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 24.1% more likely to be obese


In Paraguay, 20.3% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Vanuatu, that number is 25.2% of people as of 2016.

Economy

be 70.2% less likely to be unemployed


In Paraguay, 5.7% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Vanuatu, that number is 1.7% as of 1999.

make 78.9% less money


Paraguay has a GDP per capita of $12,800 as of 2017, while in Vanuatu, the GDP per capita is $2,700 as of 2017.

Life

be 24.9% less likely to die during infancy


In Paraguay, approximately 16.9 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 34.9% more children


In Paraguay, there are approximately 16.6 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 41.3% less likely to have access to electricity


In Paraguay, approximately 98% of people have electricity access (100% in urban areas, and 96% in rural areas) as of 2016. In Vanuatu, that number is 58% of people on average (91% in urban areas, and 46% in rural areas) as of 2016.

be 60.4% less likely to have internet access


In Paraguay, approximately 65.0% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Vanuatu, about 25.7% do as of 2018.

Expenditures

spend 38.2% more on education


Paraguay spends 3.4% of its total GDP on education as of 2016. Vanuatu spends 4.7% of total GDP on education as of 2017.

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 Paraguay? 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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