Quality of Life Comparison


If you lived in Vanuatu instead of Saudi Arabia, you would:


be 28.8% less likely to be obese

In Saudi Arabia, 35.4% of adults are obese. In Vanuatu, that number is 25.2% of people.

live 1.8 years less

In Saudi Arabia, the average life expectancy is 76 years (73 years for men, 78 years for women). In Vanuatu, that number is 74 years (72 years for men, 75 years for women).


be 70.7% less likely to be unemployed

In Saudi Arabia, 5.8% of adults are unemployed. In Vanuatu, that number is 1.7%.

make 95.1% less money

Saudi Arabia has a GDP per capita of $54,800, while in Vanuatu, the GDP per capita is $2,700.


have 31.1% more children

In Saudi Arabia, there are approximately 18.3 babies per 1,000 people. In Vanuatu, there are 24.0 babies per 1,000 people.

be 6.5 times more likely to die during childbirth

In Saudi Arabia, approximately 12.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Vanuatu, 78.0 women do.

be 10.0% less likely to be literate

In Saudi Arabia, the literacy rate is 94.7%. In Vanuatu, it is 85.2%.

Basic Needs

be 72.4% less likely to have access to electricity

In Saudi Arabia, 98% of people have electricity access (99% in urban areas, and 93% in rural areas). In Vanuatu, that number is 27% of people on average (55% in urban areas, and 18% in rural areas).

be 67.5% less likely to have internet access

In Saudi Arabia, approximately 73.8% of the population has internet access. In Vanuatu, about 24.0% do.

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 Saudi Arabia? 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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