Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 54.8% less likely to be obese


In Vanuatu, 25.2% of adults are obese. In Cameroon, that number is 11.4% of people.

live 14.7 years less


In Vanuatu, the average life expectancy is 74 years (72 years for men, 75 years for women). In Cameroon, that number is 59 years (58 years for men, 60 years for women).

Economy

make 37.0% more money


Vanuatu has a GDP per capita of $2,700, while in Cameroon, the GDP per capita is $3,700.

be 2.5 times more likely to be unemployed


In Vanuatu, 1.7% of adults are unemployed. In Cameroon, that number is 4.3%.

Life

have 47.5% more children


In Vanuatu, there are approximately 24.0 babies per 1,000 people. In Cameroon, there are 35.4 babies per 1,000 people.

be 7.6 times more likely to die during childbirth


In Vanuatu, approximately 78.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Cameroon, 596.0 women do.

be 12.0% less likely to be literate


In Vanuatu, the literacy rate is 85.2%. In Cameroon, it is 75.0%.

be 3.5 times more likely to die during infancy


In Vanuatu, approximately 14.4 children die before they reach the age of one. In Cameroon, on the other hand, 51.0 children do.

Basic Needs

be 2.0 times more likely to have access to electricity


In Vanuatu, 27% of people have electricity access (55% in urban areas, and 18% in rural areas). In Cameroon, that number is 55% of people on average (88% in urban areas, and 17% in rural areas).

be 20.0% less likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Vanuatu, approximately 94% of people have improved drinking water access (99% in urban areas, and 93% in rural areas). In Cameroon, that number is 76% of people on average (95% in urban areas, and 53% in rural areas).

Expenditures

spend 49.1% less on education


Vanuatu spends 5.5% of its total GDP on education. Cameroon spends 2.8% of total GDP on education.

spend 18.0% less on healthcare


Vanuatu spends 5.0% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Cameroon, that number is 4.1% of GDP.

Geography

see 84.1% less coastline


Vanuatu has a total of 2,528 km of coastline. In Cameroon, that number is 402 km.

Cameroon: At a glance

Cameroon is a sovereign country in Africa, with a total land area of approximately 472,710 sq km. French Cameroon became independent in 1960 as the Republic of Cameroon. The following year the southern portion of neighboring British Cameroon voted to merge with the new country to form the Federal Republic of Cameroon. In 1972, a new constitution replaced the federation with a unitary state, the United Republic of Cameroon. The country has generally enjoyed stability, which has permitted the development of agriculture, roads, and railways, as well as a petroleum industry. Despite slow movement toward democratic reform, political power remains firmly in the hands of President Paul BIYA.

How big is Cameroon 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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