Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Marshall Islands instead of Tuvalu, you would:

Health

live 6.5 years longer


In Tuvalu, the average life expectancy is 67 years (65 years for men, 69 years for women). In Marshall Islands, that number is 73 years (71 years for men, 76 years for women).

Economy

make 10.5% less money


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

Life

be 33.4% less likely to die during infancy


In Tuvalu, approximately 29.0 children die before they reach the age of one. In Marshall Islands, on the other hand, 19.3 children do.

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 Marshall Islands, that number is 59% of people on average (65% in urban areas, and 45% in rural areas).

be 35.2% less likely to have internet access


In Tuvalu, approximately 46.0% of the population has internet access. In Marshall Islands, about 29.8% do.

Geography

see 15.4 times more coastline


Tuvalu has a total of 24 km of coastline. In Marshall Islands, that number is 370 km.

Marshall Islands: At a glance

Marshall Islands (sometimes abbreviated RMI) is a sovereign country in Australia-Oceania, with a total land area of approximately 181 sq km. After almost four decades under US administration as the easternmost part of the UN Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands, the Marshall Islands attained independence in 1986 under a Compact of Free Association. Compensation claims continue as a result of US nuclear testing on some of the atolls between 1947 and 1962. The Marshall Islands hosts the US Army Kwajalein Atoll (USAKA) Reagan Missile Test Site, a key installation in the US missile defense network.

How big is Marshall Islands 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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