Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 3.7 years longer


In Vanuatu, the average life expectancy is 74 years (72 years for men, 75 years for women). In Paraguay, that number is 77 years (75 years for men, 80 years for women).

be 19.4% less likely to be obese


In Vanuatu, 25.2% of adults are obese. In Paraguay, that number is 20.3% of people.

Economy

make 3.6 times more money


Vanuatu has a GDP per capita of $2,700, while in Paraguay, the GDP per capita is $9,800.

be 3.8 times more likely to be unemployed


In Vanuatu, 1.7% of adults are unemployed. In Paraguay, that number is 6.5%.

Life

be 11.6% more likely to be literate


In Vanuatu, the literacy rate is 85.2%. In Paraguay, it is 95.1%.

be 69.2% more likely to die during childbirth


In Vanuatu, approximately 78.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Paraguay, 132.0 women do.

be 29.9% more likely to die during infancy


In Vanuatu, approximately 14.4 children die before they reach the age of one. In Paraguay, on the other hand, 18.7 children do.

have 30.8% less children


In Vanuatu, there are approximately 24.0 babies per 1,000 people. In Paraguay, there are 16.6 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 3.6 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 Paraguay, that number is 98% of people on average (99% in urban areas, and 96% in rural areas).

be 2.1 times more likely to have internet access


In Vanuatu, approximately 24.0% of the population has internet access. In Paraguay, about 51.3% do.

Expenditures

spend 96.0% more on healthcare


Vanuatu spends 5.0% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Paraguay, that number is 9.8% of GDP.

Paraguay: At a glance

Paraguay is a sovereign country in South America, with a total land area of approximately 397,302 sq km. Paraguay achieved its independence from Spain in 1811. In the disastrous War of the Triple Alliance (1865-70) - between Paraguay and Argentina, Brazil, and Uruguay - Paraguay lost two-thirds of its adult males and much of its territory. The country stagnated economically for the next half century. Following the Chaco War of 1932-35 with Bolivia, Paraguay gained a large part of the Chaco lowland region. The 35-year military dictatorship of Alfredo STROESSNER ended in 1989, and, despite a marked increase in political infighting in recent years, Paraguay has held relatively free and regular presidential elections since the country's return to democracy.

How big is Paraguay 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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