Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 11.1 years longer


In Tanzania, the average life expectancy is 63 years (61 years for men, 64 years for women). In Vanuatu, that number is 74 years (72 years for men, 75 years for women).

be 3.0 times more likely to be obese


In Tanzania, 8.4% of adults are obese. In Vanuatu, that number is 25.2% of people.

Economy

be 83.5% less likely to be unemployed


In Tanzania, 10.3% of adults are unemployed. In Vanuatu, that number is 1.7%.

make 15.6% less money


Tanzania has a GDP per capita of $3,200, while in Vanuatu, the GDP per capita is $2,700.

Life

be 80.4% less likely to die during childbirth


In Tanzania, approximately 398.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Vanuatu, 78.0 women do.

be 63.9% less likely to die during infancy


In Tanzania, approximately 39.9 children die before they reach the age of one. In Vanuatu, on the other hand, 14.4 children do.

have 32.6% less children


In Tanzania, there are approximately 35.6 babies per 1,000 people. In Vanuatu, there are 24.0 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 12.5% more likely to have access to electricity


In Tanzania, 24% of people have electricity access (71% in urban areas, and 4% in rural areas). In Vanuatu, that number is 27% of people on average (55% in urban areas, and 18% in rural areas).

be 84.6% more likely to have internet access


In Tanzania, approximately 13.0% of the population has internet access. In Vanuatu, about 24.0% do.

be 70.0% more likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Tanzania, approximately 56% of people have improved drinking water access (77% in urban areas, and 46% in rural areas). In Vanuatu, that number is 94% of people on average (99% in urban areas, and 93% in rural areas).

Expenditures

spend 10.7% less on healthcare


Tanzania spends 5.6% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Vanuatu, that number is 5.0% of GDP.

spend 57.1% more on education


Tanzania spends 3.5% of its total GDP on education. Vanuatu spends 5.5% of total GDP on education.

Geography

see 77.5% more coastline


Tanzania has a total of 1,424 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 Tanzania? 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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