Quality of Life Comparison


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


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).


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.


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.


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.


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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