Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 15.9% less likely to be obese


In Vanuatu, 25.2% of adults are obese. In Guatemala, that number is 21.2% of people.

live 1.1 years less


In Vanuatu, the average life expectancy is 74 years (72 years for men, 75 years for women). In Guatemala, that number is 73 years (71 years for men, 75 years for women).

Economy

make 3.0 times more money


Vanuatu has a GDP per capita of $2,700, while in Guatemala, the GDP per capita is $8,100.

be 35.3% more likely to be unemployed


In Vanuatu, 1.7% of adults are unemployed. In Guatemala, that number is 2.3%.

Life

be 47.9% more likely to die during infancy


In Vanuatu, approximately 14.4 children die before they reach the age of one. In Guatemala, on the other hand, 21.3 children do.

Basic Needs

be 2.9 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 Guatemala, that number is 78% of people on average (85% in urban areas, and 72% in rural areas).

be 43.8% more likely to have internet access


In Vanuatu, approximately 24.0% of the population has internet access. In Guatemala, about 34.5% do.

Expenditures

spend 49.1% less on education


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

spend 24.0% more on healthcare


Vanuatu spends 5.0% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Guatemala, that number is 6.2% of GDP.

Geography

see 84.2% less coastline


Vanuatu has a total of 2,528 km of coastline. In Guatemala, that number is 400 km.

Guatemala: At a glance

Guatemala is a sovereign country in Central America/Caribbean, with a total land area of approximately 107,159 sq km. The Maya civilization flourished in Guatemala and surrounding regions during the first millennium A.D. After almost three centuries as a Spanish colony, Guatemala won its independence in 1821. During the second half of the 20th century, it experienced a variety of military and civilian governments, as well as a 36-year guerrilla war. In 1996, the government signed a peace agreement formally ending the internal conflict, which had left more than 200,000 people dead and had created, by some estimates, about 1 million refugees.

How big is Guatemala 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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