Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Vietnam instead of Philippines, you would:
live 4.4 years longer
In Philippines, the average life expectancy is 70 years (66 years for men, 74 years for women) as of 2020. In Vietnam, that number is 74 years (72 years for men, 77 years for women) as of 2020.
be 67.2% less likely to be obese
In Philippines, 6.4% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Vietnam, that number is 2.1% of people as of 2016.
be 61.4% less likely to be unemployed
In Philippines, 5.7% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Vietnam, that number is 2.2% as of 2017.
be 63.0% less likely to live below the poverty line
In Philippines, 21.6% live below the poverty line as of 2017. In Vietnam, however, that number is 8.0% as of 2017.
make 17.9% less money
Philippines has a GDP per capita of $8,400 as of 2017, while in Vietnam, the GDP per capita is $6,900 as of 2017.
be 64.5% less likely to die during childbirth
In Philippines, approximately 121.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Vietnam, 43.0 women do as of 2017.
be 21.5% less likely to die during infancy
In Philippines, approximately 20.0 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Vietnam, on the other hand, 15.7 children do as of 2020.
have 36.7% fewer children
In Philippines, there are approximately 22.9 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Vietnam, there are 14.5 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.
be 12.5% more likely to have access to electricity
In Philippines, approximately 88% of people have electricity access (98% in urban areas, and 80% in rural areas) as of 2017. In Vietnam, that number is 99% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 98% in rural areas) as of 2017.
be 17.2% more likely to have internet access
In Philippines, approximately 60.0% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Vietnam, about 70.3% do as of 2018.
spend 2.1 times more on education
Philippines spends 2.7% of its total GDP on education as of 2009. Vietnam spends 5.7% of total GDP on education as of 2013.
see 90.5% less coastline
Philippines has a total of 36,289 km of coastline. In Vietnam, that number is 3,444 km.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.
Vietnam: At a glance
How big is Vietnam compared to Philippines? See an in-depth size comparison.