Quality of Life Comparison


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


live 3.7 years less

In Poland, the average life expectancy is 78 years (74 years for men, 82 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 65.3% less likely to be unemployed

In Poland, 4.9% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Vanuatu, that number is 1.7% as of 1999.

make 90.9% less money

Poland has a GDP per capita of $29,600 as of 2017, while in Vanuatu, the GDP per capita is $2,700 as of 2017.


have 2.5 times more children

In Poland, there are approximately 8.9 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Vanuatu, there are 22.4 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

be 36.0 times more likely to die during childbirth

In Poland, approximately 2.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Vanuatu, 72.0 women do as of 2017.

be 12.3% less likely to be literate

In Poland, the literacy rate is 99.8% as of 2015. In Vanuatu, it is 87.5% as of 2018.

be 3.0 times more likely to die during infancy

In Poland, approximately 4.3 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.

Basic Needs

be 42.2% less likely to have access to electricity

In Poland, approximately 100% of the population has electricity access as of 2016. In Vanuatu, 58% of the population do as of 2016.

be 66.8% less likely to have internet access

In Poland, approximately 77.5% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Vanuatu, about 25.7% do as of 2018.


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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