Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 1.0 years less


In Thailand, the average life expectancy is 76 years (72 years for men, 79 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 2.5 times more likely to be obese


In Thailand, 10.0% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Vanuatu, that number is 25.2% of people as of 2016.

Economy

make 84.9% less money


Thailand has a GDP per capita of $17,900 as of 2017, while in Vanuatu, the GDP per capita is $2,700 as of 2017.

be 2.4 times more likely to be unemployed


In Thailand, 0.7% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Vanuatu, that number is 1.7% as of 1999.

Life

have 2.1 times more children


In Thailand, there are approximately 10.7 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Vanuatu, there are 22.4 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

be 94.6% more likely to die during childbirth


In Thailand, approximately 37.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Vanuatu, 72.0 women do as of 2017.

be 47.7% more likely to die during infancy


In Thailand, approximately 8.6 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 Thailand, approximately 100% of the population has electricity access as of 2016. In Vanuatu, 58% of the population do as of 2016.

be 54.7% less likely to have internet access


In Thailand, approximately 56.8% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Vanuatu, about 25.7% do as of 2018.

Expenditures

spend 14.6% more on education


Thailand spends 4.1% of its total GDP on education as of 2013. Vanuatu spends 4.7% of total GDP on education as of 2017.

Geography

see 21.5% less coastline


Thailand has a total of 3,219 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 Thailand? 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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