Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Tuvalu instead of Sudan, you would:

Health

live 2.5 years longer


In Sudan, the average life expectancy is 64 years (62 years for men, 67 years for women). In Tuvalu, that number is 67 years (65 years for men, 69 years for women).

be 7.8 times more likely to be obese


In Sudan, 6.6% of adults are obese. In Tuvalu, that number is 51.6% of people.

Economy

be 43.4% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Sudan, 46.5% live below the poverty line. In Tuvalu, however, that number is 26.3%.

make 17.4% less money


Sudan has a GDP per capita of $4,600, while in Tuvalu, the GDP per capita is $3,800.

Life

be 40.6% less likely to die during infancy


In Sudan, approximately 48.8 children die before they reach the age of one. In Tuvalu, on the other hand, 29.0 children do.

have 15.1% less children


In Sudan, there are approximately 27.9 babies per 1,000 people. In Tuvalu, there are 23.7 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 28.6% more likely to have access to electricity


In Sudan, 35% of people have electricity access (63% in urban areas, and 21% in rural areas). In Tuvalu, that number is 45% of people on average (57% in urban areas, and 32% in rural areas).

be 64.3% more likely to have internet access


In Sudan, approximately 28.0% of the population has internet access. In Tuvalu, about 46.0% do.

be 76.0% more likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Sudan, approximately 56% of people have improved drinking water access (66% in urban areas, and 50% in rural areas). In Tuvalu, that number is 98% of people on average (98% in urban areas, and 97% in rural areas).

Expenditures

spend 96.4% more on healthcare


Sudan spends 8.4% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Tuvalu, that number is 16.5% of GDP.

Geography

see 97.2% less coastline


Sudan has a total of 853 km of coastline. In Tuvalu, that number is 24 km.

Tuvalu: At a glance

Tuvalu is a sovereign country in Australia-Oceania, with a total land area of approximately 26 sq km. In 1974, ethnic differences within the British colony of the Gilbert and Ellice Islands caused the Polynesians of the Ellice Islands to vote for separation from the Micronesians of the Gilbert Islands. The following year, the Ellice Islands became the separate British colony of Tuvalu. Independence was granted in 1978. In 2000, Tuvalu negotiated a contract leasing its Internet domain name ".tv" for $50 million in royalties over a 12-year period.

How big is Tuvalu compared to Sudan? 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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