Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Vanuatu instead of United States, you would:

Health

be 30.4% less likely to be obese


In United States, 36.2% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Vanuatu, that number is 25.2% of people as of 2016.

live 5.7 years less


In United States, the average life expectancy is 80 years (78 years for men, 82 years for women) as of 2020. In Vanuatu, that number is 75 years (73 years for men, 76 years for women) as of 2020.

Economy

be 61.4% less likely to be unemployed


In United States, 4.4% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Vanuatu, that number is 1.7% as of 1999.

make 95.5% less money


United States has a GDP per capita of $59,800 as of 2017, while in Vanuatu, the GDP per capita is $2,700 as of 2017.

Life

have 80.6% more children


In United States, there are approximately 12.4 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Vanuatu, there are 22.4 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

be 3.8 times more likely to die during childbirth


In United States, approximately 19.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Vanuatu, 72.0 women do as of 2017.

be 2.4 times more likely to die during infancy


In United States, approximately 5.3 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.

Basic Needs

be 42.2% less likely to have access to electricity


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

be 70.5% less likely to have internet access


In United States, approximately 87.3% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Vanuatu, about 25.7% do as of 2018.

Geography

see 87.3% less coastline


United States has a total of 19,924 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 United States? 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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