Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 10.9% less likely to be obese


In Tuvalu, 51.6% of adults are obese. In Kiribati, that number is 46.0% of people.

Economy

make 47.4% less money


Tuvalu has a GDP per capita of $3,800, while in Kiribati, the GDP per capita is $2,000.

Life

be 10.7% more likely to die during infancy


In Tuvalu, approximately 29.0 children die before they reach the age of one. In Kiribati, on the other hand, 32.1 children do.

have 10.5% less children


In Tuvalu, there are approximately 23.7 babies per 1,000 people. In Kiribati, there are 21.2 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 31.1% 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 Kiribati, that number is 59% of people on average (77% in urban areas, and 45% in rural areas).

be 70.2% less likely to have internet access


In Tuvalu, approximately 46.0% of the population has internet access. In Kiribati, about 13.7% do.

be 31.5% less likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Tuvalu, approximately 98% of people have improved drinking water access (98% in urban areas, and 97% in rural areas). In Kiribati, that number is 67% of people on average (87% in urban areas, and 51% in rural areas).

Expenditures

spend 38.2% less on healthcare


Tuvalu spends 16.5% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Kiribati, that number is 10.2% of GDP.

Geography

see 47.6 times more coastline


Tuvalu has a total of 24 km of coastline. In Kiribati, that number is 1,143 km.

Kiribati: At a glance

Kiribati is a sovereign country in Australia-Oceania, with a total land area of approximately 811 sq km. The Gilbert Islands became a British protectorate in 1892 and a colony in 1915; they were captured by the Japanese in the Pacific War in 1941. The islands of Makin and Tarawa were the sites of major US amphibious victories over entrenched Japanese garrisons in 1943. The Gilbert Islands were granted self-rule by the UK in 1971 and complete independence in 1979 under the new name of Kiribati. The US relinquished all claims to the sparsely inhabited Phoenix and Line Island groups in a 1979 treaty of friendship with Kiribati.

How big is Kiribati 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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