Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Belgium instead of Vanuatu, you would:

Health

live 7.4 years longer


In Vanuatu, the average life expectancy is 74 years (72 years for men, 75 years for women). In Belgium, that number is 81 years (78 years for men, 84 years for women).

be 12.3% less likely to be obese


In Vanuatu, 25.2% of adults are obese. In Belgium, that number is 22.1% of people.

Economy

make 17.3 times more money


Vanuatu has a GDP per capita of $2,700, while in Belgium, the GDP per capita is $46,600.

be 4.3 times more likely to be unemployed


In Vanuatu, 1.7% of adults are unemployed. In Belgium, that number is 7.3%.

Life

be 91.0% less likely to die during childbirth


In Vanuatu, approximately 78.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Belgium, 7.0 women do.

be 76.4% less likely to die during infancy


In Vanuatu, approximately 14.4 children die before they reach the age of one. In Belgium, on the other hand, 3.4 children do.

have 52.9% fewer children


In Vanuatu, there are approximately 24.0 babies per 1,000 people. In Belgium, there are 11.3 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 3.7 times more likely to have access to electricity


In Vanuatu, 27% of the population has electricity access. In Belgium, 100% of the population do.

be 3.6 times more likely to have internet access


In Vanuatu, approximately 24.0% of the population has internet access. In Belgium, about 86.5% do.

Expenditures

spend 20.0% more on education


Vanuatu spends 5.5% of its total GDP on education. Belgium spends 6.6% of total GDP on education.

spend 2.1 times more on healthcare


Vanuatu spends 5.0% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Belgium, that number is 10.6% of GDP.

Geography

see 97.4% less coastline


Vanuatu has a total of 2,528 km of coastline. In Belgium, that number is 66 km.

Belgium: At a glance

Belgium is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 30,278 sq km. Belgium became independent from the Netherlands in 1830; it was occupied by Germany during World Wars I and II. The country prospered in the past half century as a modern, technologically advanced European state and member of NATO and the EU. Political divisions between the Dutch-speaking Flemings of the north and the French-speaking Walloons of the south have led in recent years to constitutional amendments granting these regions formal recognition and autonomy. Its capital, Brussels, is home to numerous international organizations including the EU and NATO.

How big is Belgium compared to Vanuatu? 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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