Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Wallis and Futuna instead of Vanuatu, you would:

Health

live 6.1 years longer


In Vanuatu, the average life expectancy is 74 years (72 years for men, 75 years for women). In Wallis and Futuna, that number is 80 years (77 years for men, 83 years for women).

Economy

make 40.7% more money


Vanuatu has a GDP per capita of $2,700, while in Wallis and Futuna, the GDP per capita is $3,800.

be 5.2 times more likely to be unemployed


In Vanuatu, 1.7% of adults are unemployed. In Wallis and Futuna, that number is 8.8%.

Life

be 70.1% less likely to die during infancy


In Vanuatu, approximately 14.4 children die before they reach the age of one. In Wallis and Futuna, on the other hand, 4.3 children do.

have 45.0% less children


In Vanuatu, there are approximately 24.0 babies per 1,000 people. In Wallis and Futuna, there are 13.2 babies per 1,000 people.

Geography

see 94.9% less coastline


Vanuatu has a total of 2,528 km of coastline. In Wallis and Futuna, that number is 129 km.

Wallis and Futuna: At a glance

Wallis and Futuna is a sovereign country in Australia-Oceania, with a total land area of approximately 142 sq km. The Futuna island group was discovered by the Dutch in 1616 and Wallis by the British in 1767, but it was the French who declared a protectorate over the islands in 1842, and took official control of them between 1886 and 1888. Notably, Wallis and Futuna was the only French colony to side with the Vichy regime during World War II, a phase that ended in May of 1942 with the arrival of 2,000 American troops. In 1959, the inhabitants of the islands voted to become a French overseas territory and officially assumed this status in July 1961.

How big is Wallis and Futuna 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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