If you lived in Wallis and Futuna instead of Thailand, you would:


live 3.0 years longer

In Thailand, the average life expectancy is 78 years (75 years for men, 81 years for women) as of 2022. In Wallis and Futuna, that number is 81 years (78 years for men, 84 years for women) as of 2022.


make 78.3% less money

Thailand has a GDP per capita of $17,500 as of 2022, while in Wallis and Futuna, the GDP per capita is $3,800 as of 2004.

be 9.4 times more likely to be unemployed

In Thailand, 0.9% of adults are unemployed as of 2022. In Wallis and Futuna, that number is 8.8% as of 2013.


be 35.1% less likely to die during infancy

In Thailand, approximately 6.5 children (per 1,000 live births) die before they reach the age of one as of 2022. In Wallis and Futuna, on the other hand, 4.2 children do as of 2020.

have 19.2% more children

In Thailand, there are approximately 9.9 babies per 1,000 people as of 2024. In Wallis and Futuna, there are 11.8 babies per 1,000 people as of 2024.

Basic Needs

be 46.1% less likely to have internet access

In Thailand, approximately 85.0% of the population has internet access as of 2021. In Wallis and Futuna, about 45.8% do as of 2021.


see 96.0% less coastline

Thailand has a total of 3,219 km of coastline. In Wallis and Futuna, that number is 129 km.

The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.

Wallis and Futuna: At a glance

Wallis and Futuna is a sovereign country in Australia-Oceania, with a total land area of approximately 142 sq km. The Futuna island group was discovered by the Dutch in 1616 and Wallis by the British in 1767, but it was the French who declared a protectorate over the islands in 1842, and took official control of them between 1886 and 1888. Notably, Wallis and Futuna was the only French colony to side with the Vichy regime during World War II, a phase that ended in May of 1942 with the arrival of 2,000 American troops. In 1959, the inhabitants of the islands voted to become a French overseas territory and officially assumed this status in July 1961.
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