Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 2.3 years longer


In Vanuatu, the average life expectancy is 74 years (72 years for men, 75 years for women). In Guam, that number is 76 years (74 years for men, 79 years for women).

Economy

make 13.2 times more money


Vanuatu has a GDP per capita of $2,700, while in Guam, the GDP per capita is $35,600.

be 2.6 times more likely to be unemployed


In Vanuatu, 1.7% of adults are unemployed. In Guam, that number is 4.5%.

Life

be 12.5% less likely to die during infancy


In Vanuatu, approximately 14.4 children die before they reach the age of one. In Guam, on the other hand, 12.6 children do.

have 17.9% less children


In Vanuatu, there are approximately 24.0 babies per 1,000 people. In Guam, there are 19.7 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 2.2 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 Guam, that number is 59% of people on average (60% in urban areas, and 45% in rural areas).

be 3.2 times more likely to have internet access


In Vanuatu, approximately 24.0% of the population has internet access. In Guam, about 77.0% do.

Geography

see 95.0% less coastline


Vanuatu has a total of 2,528 km of coastline. In Guam, that number is 126 km.

Guam: At a glance

Guam is a sovereign country in Australia-Oceania, with a total land area of approximately 544 sq km. Spain ceded Guam to the US in 1898. Captured by the Japanese in 1941, it was retaken by the US three years later. The military installations on the island are some of the most strategically important US bases in the Pacific.

How big is Guam 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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