Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Vanuatu instead of Congo, Republic of the, you would:

Health

live 13.3 years longer


In Congo, Republic of the, the average life expectancy is 61 years (60 years for men, 63 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 2.6 times more likely to be obese


In Congo, Republic of the, 9.6% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Vanuatu, that number is 25.2% of people as of 2016.

Economy

be 95.3% less likely to be unemployed


In Congo, Republic of the, 36.0% of adults are unemployed as of 2014. In Vanuatu, that number is 1.7% as of 1999.

make 60.3% less money


Congo, Republic of the has a GDP per capita of $6,800 as of 2017, while in Vanuatu, the GDP per capita is $2,700 as of 2017.

Life

be 81.0% less likely to die during childbirth


In Congo, Republic of the, approximately 378.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Vanuatu, 72.0 women do as of 2017.

be 75.0% less likely to die during infancy


In Congo, Republic of the, approximately 50.7 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.

have 31.3% fewer children


In Congo, Republic of the, there are approximately 32.6 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Vanuatu, there are 22.4 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 3.0 times more likely to have internet access


In Congo, Republic of the, approximately 8.7% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Vanuatu, about 25.7% do as of 2018.

be 10.3% more likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Congo, Republic of the, approximately 84% of people have improved drinking water access (98% in urban areas, and 56% in rural areas) as of 2017. In Vanuatu, that number is 92% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 90% in rural areas) as of 2017.

Geography

see 15.0 times more coastline


Congo, Republic of the has a total of 169 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 Congo, Republic of the? 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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