Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 13.9 years longer


In Tuvalu, the average life expectancy is 67 years (65 years for men, 69 years for women). In Germany, that number is 81 years (78 years for men, 83 years for women).

be 56.8% less likely to be obese


In Tuvalu, 51.6% of adults are obese. In Germany, that number is 22.3% of people.

Economy

make 13.3 times more money


Tuvalu has a GDP per capita of $3,800, while in Germany, the GDP per capita is $50,400.

be 36.5% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Tuvalu, 26.3% live below the poverty line. In Germany, however, that number is 16.7%.

Life

be 88.3% less likely to die during infancy


In Tuvalu, approximately 29.0 children die before they reach the age of one. In Germany, on the other hand, 3.4 children do.

have 63.7% less children


In Tuvalu, there are approximately 23.7 babies per 1,000 people. In Germany, there are 8.6 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 2.2 times more likely to have access to electricity


In Tuvalu, 45% of the population has electricity access. In Germany, 100% of the population do.

be 94.8% more likely to have internet access


In Tuvalu, approximately 46.0% of the population has internet access. In Germany, about 89.6% do.

Expenditures

spend 31.5% less on healthcare


Tuvalu spends 16.5% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Germany, that number is 11.3% of GDP.

Geography

see 99.5 times more coastline


Tuvalu has a total of 24 km of coastline. In Germany, that number is 2,389 km.

Germany: At a glance

Germany is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 348,672 sq km. As Europe's largest economy and second most populous nation (after Russia), Germany is a key member of the continent's economic, political, and defense organizations. European power struggles immersed Germany in two devastating World Wars in the first half of the 20th century and left the country occupied by the victorious Allied powers of the US, UK, France, and the Soviet Union in 1945. With the advent of the Cold War, two German states were formed in 1949: the western Federal Republic of Germany (FRG) and the eastern German Democratic Republic (GDR). The democratic FRG embedded itself in key Western economic and security organizations, the EC, which became the EU, and NATO, while the communist GDR was on the front line of the Soviet-led Warsaw Pact. The decline of the USSR and the end of the Cold War allowed for German unification in 1990. Since then, Germany has expended considerable funds to bring Eastern productivity and wages up to Western standards. In January 1999, Germany and 10 other EU countries introduced a common European exchange currency, the euro.

How big is Germany 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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