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 as of 2016. In Vanuatu, that number is 25.2% of people as of 2016.

live 1.1 years less

In Turkey, the average life expectancy is 76 years (73 years for men, 78 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 84.4% less likely to be unemployed

In Turkey, 10.9% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Vanuatu, that number is 1.7% as of 1999.

make 90.0% less money

Turkey has a GDP per capita of $27,000 as of 2017, while in Vanuatu, the GDP per capita is $2,700 as of 2017.


be 19.6% less likely to die during infancy

In Turkey, approximately 15.8 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.

have 51.4% more children

In Turkey, there are approximately 14.8 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Vanuatu, there are 22.4 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

be 4.2 times more likely to die during childbirth

In Turkey, approximately 17.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Vanuatu, 72.0 women do as of 2017.

Basic Needs

be 42.2% less likely to have access to electricity

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

be 63.8% less likely to have internet access

In Turkey, approximately 71.0% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Vanuatu, about 25.7% do as of 2018.


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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