Quality of Life Comparison

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If you lived in Argentina instead of Tuvalu, you would:

Health

live 10.4 years longer


In Tuvalu, the average life expectancy is 67 years (65 years for men, 69 years for women). In Argentina, that number is 77 years (74 years for men, 81 years for women).

be 45.2% less likely to be obese


In Tuvalu, 51.6% of adults are obese. In Argentina, that number is 28.3% of people.

Economy

make 5.5 times more money


Tuvalu has a GDP per capita of $3,800, while in Argentina, the GDP per capita is $20,900.

Life

be 66.2% less likely to die during infancy


In Tuvalu, approximately 29.0 children die before they reach the age of one. In Argentina, on the other hand, 9.8 children do.

have 29.5% less children


In Tuvalu, there are approximately 23.7 babies per 1,000 people. In Argentina, there are 16.7 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 2.1 times more likely to have access to electricity


In Tuvalu, 45% of people have electricity access (57% in urban areas, and 32% in rural areas). In Argentina, that number is 96% of people on average (99% in urban areas, and 96% in rural areas).

be 52.6% more likely to have internet access


In Tuvalu, approximately 46.0% of the population has internet access. In Argentina, about 70.2% do.

Expenditures

spend 70.9% less on healthcare


Tuvalu spends 16.5% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Argentina, that number is 4.8% of GDP.

Geography

see 207.9 times more coastline


Tuvalu has a total of 24 km of coastline. In Argentina, that number is 4,989 km.

Argentina: At a glance

Argentina is a sovereign country in South America, with a total land area of approximately 2,736,690 sq km. In 1816, the United Provinces of the Rio Plata declared their independence from Spain. After Bolivia, Paraguay, and Uruguay went their separate ways, the area that remained became Argentina. The country's population and culture were heavily shaped by immigrants from throughout Europe, with Italy and Spain providing the largest percentage of newcomers from 1860 to 1930. Up until about the mid-20th century, much of Argentina's history was dominated by periods of internal political conflict between Federalists and Unitarians and between civilian and military factions. After World War II, an era of Peronist populism and direct and indirect military interference in subsequent governments was followed by a military junta that took power in 1976. Democracy returned in 1983 after a failed bid to seize the Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas) by force, and has persisted despite numerous challenges, the most formidable of which was a severe economic crisis in 2001-02 that led to violent public protests and the successive resignations of several presidents. In January 2013, Argentina assumed a nonpermanent seat on the UN Security Council for the 2013-14 term.

How big is Argentina compared to Tuvalu? 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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