Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 21.5% less likely to be obese


In Turkey, 32.1% of adults are obese. In Vanuatu, that number is 25.2% of people.

live 1.3 years less


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

Economy

be 84.8% less likely to be unemployed


In Turkey, 11.2% of adults are unemployed. In Vanuatu, that number is 1.7%.

make 90.0% less money


Turkey has a GDP per capita of $26,900, while in Vanuatu, the GDP per capita is $2,700.

Life

be 18.2% less likely to die during infancy


In Turkey, approximately 17.6 children die before they reach the age of one. In Vanuatu, on the other hand, 14.4 children do.

have 52.9% more children


In Turkey, there are approximately 15.7 babies per 1,000 people. In Vanuatu, there are 24.0 babies per 1,000 people.

be 4.9 times more likely to die during childbirth


In Turkey, approximately 16.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Vanuatu, 78.0 women do.

be 10.9% less likely to be literate


In Turkey, the literacy rate is 95.6%. In Vanuatu, it is 85.2%.

Basic Needs

be 73.0% less likely to have access to electricity


In Turkey, 100% of the population has electricity access. In Vanuatu, 27% of the population do.

be 58.8% less likely to have internet access


In Turkey, approximately 58.3% of the population has internet access. In Vanuatu, about 24.0% do.

Expenditures

spend 25.0% more on education


Turkey spends 4.4% of its total GDP on education. Vanuatu spends 5.5% of total GDP on education.

Geography

see 64.9% less coastline


Turkey has a total of 7,200 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 Turkey? 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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