Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 4.3 years longer


In Philippines, the average life expectancy is 69 years (66 years for men, 73 years for women). In Vanuatu, that number is 74 years (72 years for men, 75 years for women).

be 3.9 times more likely to be obese


In Philippines, 6.4% of adults are obese. In Vanuatu, that number is 25.2% of people.

Economy

be 70.2% less likely to be unemployed


In Philippines, 5.7% of adults are unemployed. In Vanuatu, that number is 1.7%.

make 67.5% less money


Philippines has a GDP per capita of $8,300, while in Vanuatu, the GDP per capita is $2,700.

Life

be 31.6% less likely to die during childbirth


In Philippines, approximately 114.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Vanuatu, 78.0 women do.

be 32.7% less likely to die during infancy


In Philippines, approximately 21.4 children die before they reach the age of one. In Vanuatu, on the other hand, 14.4 children do.

be 11.5% less likely to be literate


In Philippines, the literacy rate is 96.3%. In Vanuatu, it is 85.2%.

Basic Needs

be 69.3% less likely to have access to electricity


In Philippines, 88% of people have electricity access (94% in urban areas, and 82% in rural areas). In Vanuatu, that number is 27% of people on average (55% in urban areas, and 18% in rural areas).

be 56.8% less likely to have internet access


In Philippines, approximately 55.5% of the population has internet access. In Vanuatu, about 24.0% do.

Expenditures

spend 2.0 times more on education


Philippines spends 2.7% of its total GDP on education. Vanuatu spends 5.5% of total GDP on education.

Geography

see 93.0% less coastline


Philippines has a total of 36,289 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 Philippines? 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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