Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 4.1 years less


In Poland, the average life expectancy is 78 years (74 years for men, 82 years for women). In Vanuatu, that number is 74 years (72 years for men, 75 years for women).

Economy

be 64.6% less likely to be unemployed


In Poland, 4.8% of adults are unemployed. In Vanuatu, that number is 1.7%.

make 90.8% less money


Poland has a GDP per capita of $29,500, while in Vanuatu, the GDP per capita is $2,700.

Life

have 2.5 times more children


In Poland, there are approximately 9.5 babies per 1,000 people. In Vanuatu, there are 24.0 babies per 1,000 people.

be 26.0 times more likely to die during childbirth


In Poland, approximately 3.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Vanuatu, 78.0 women do.

be 14.6% less likely to be literate


In Poland, the literacy rate is 99.8%. In Vanuatu, it is 85.2%.

be 3.3 times more likely to die during infancy


In Poland, approximately 4.4 children die before they reach the age of one. In Vanuatu, on the other hand, 14.4 children do.

Basic Needs

be 73.0% less likely to have access to electricity


In Poland, 100% of the population has electricity access. In Vanuatu, 27% of the population do.

be 67.3% less likely to have internet access


In Poland, approximately 73.3% of the population has internet access. In Vanuatu, about 24.0% do.

Expenditures

spend 21.9% less on healthcare


Poland spends 6.4% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Vanuatu, that number is 5.0% of GDP.

spend 12.2% more on education


Poland spends 4.9% of its total GDP on education. Vanuatu spends 5.5% of total GDP on education.

Geography

see 5.7 times more coastline


Poland has a total of 440 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 Poland? 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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