Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Saint Lucia instead of Vanuatu, you would:

Health

live 4.2 years longer


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

be 21.8% less likely to be obese


In Vanuatu, 25.2% of adults are obese. In Saint Lucia, that number is 19.7% of people.

Economy

make 5.3 times more money


Vanuatu has a GDP per capita of $2,700, while in Saint Lucia, the GDP per capita is $14,400.

be 11.8 times more likely to be unemployed


In Vanuatu, 1.7% of adults are unemployed. In Saint Lucia, that number is 20.0%.

Life

be 38.5% less likely to die during childbirth


In Vanuatu, approximately 78.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Saint Lucia, 48.0 women do.

be 24.3% less likely to die during infancy


In Vanuatu, approximately 14.4 children die before they reach the age of one. In Saint Lucia, on the other hand, 10.9 children do.

have 44.6% less children


In Vanuatu, there are approximately 24.0 babies per 1,000 people. In Saint Lucia, there are 13.3 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 3.4 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 Saint Lucia, that number is 91% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 80% in rural areas).

be 2.2 times more likely to have internet access


In Vanuatu, approximately 24.0% of the population has internet access. In Saint Lucia, about 52.4% do.

Expenditures

spend 34.0% more on healthcare


Vanuatu spends 5.0% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Saint Lucia, that number is 6.7% of GDP.

Geography

see 93.8% less coastline


Vanuatu has a total of 2,528 km of coastline. In Saint Lucia, that number is 158 km.

Saint Lucia: At a glance

Saint Lucia is a sovereign country in Central America/Caribbean, with a total land area of approximately 606 sq km. The island, with its fine natural harbor at Castries, was contested between England and France throughout the 17th and early 18th centuries (changing possession 14 times); it was finally ceded to the UK in 1814. Even after the abolition of slavery on its plantations in 1834, Saint Lucia remained an agricultural island, dedicated to producing tropical commodity crops. Self-government was granted in 1967 and independence in 1979.

How big is Saint Lucia 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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