Quality of Life Comparison


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


live 3.7 years less

In Paraguay, the average life expectancy is 77 years (75 years for men, 80 years for women). In Vanuatu, that number is 74 years (72 years for men, 75 years for women).

be 24.1% more likely to be obese

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


be 73.8% less likely to be unemployed

In Paraguay, 6.5% of adults are unemployed. In Vanuatu, that number is 1.7%.

make 72.4% less money

Paraguay has a GDP per capita of $9,800, while in Vanuatu, the GDP per capita is $2,700.


be 40.9% less likely to die during childbirth

In Paraguay, approximately 132.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Vanuatu, 78.0 women do.

be 23.0% less likely to die during infancy

In Paraguay, approximately 18.7 children die before they reach the age of one. In Vanuatu, on the other hand, 14.4 children do.

have 44.6% more children

In Paraguay, there are approximately 16.6 babies per 1,000 people. In Vanuatu, there are 24.0 babies per 1,000 people.

be 10.4% less likely to be literate

In Paraguay, the literacy rate is 95.1%. In Vanuatu, it is 85.2%.

Basic Needs

be 72.4% less likely to have access to electricity

In Paraguay, 98% of people have electricity access (99% in urban areas, and 96% in rural areas). In Vanuatu, that number is 27% of people on average (55% in urban areas, and 18% in rural areas).

be 53.2% less likely to have internet access

In Paraguay, approximately 51.3% of the population has internet access. In Vanuatu, about 24.0% do.


spend 49.0% less on healthcare

Paraguay spends 9.8% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Vanuatu, that number is 5.0% of GDP.

spend 10.0% more on education

Paraguay spends 5.0% 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 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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