Quality of Life Comparison


If you lived in Fiji instead of Vietnam, you would:


be 14.4 times more likely to be obese

In Vietnam, 2.1% of adults are obese. In Fiji, that number is 30.2% of people.


make 42.0% more money

Vietnam has a GDP per capita of $6,900, while in Fiji, the GDP per capita is $9,800.

spend 42.9% less on taxes

Vietnam has a top tax rate of 35.0%. In Fiji, the top tax rate is 20.0%.

be 2.5 times more likely to be unemployed

In Vietnam, 2.2% of adults are unemployed. In Fiji, that number is 5.5%.

be 3.9 times more likely to live below the poverty line

In Vietnam, 8.0% live below the poverty line. In Fiji, however, that number is 31.0%.


be 44.4% less likely to die during childbirth

In Vietnam, approximately 54.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Fiji, 30.0 women do.

be 45.1% less likely to die during infancy

In Vietnam, approximately 17.3 children die before they reach the age of one. In Fiji, on the other hand, 9.5 children do.

have 20.0% more children

In Vietnam, there are approximately 15.5 babies per 1,000 people. In Fiji, there are 18.6 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 40.4% less likely to have access to electricity

In Vietnam, 99% of people have electricity access (100% in urban areas, and 98% in rural areas). In Fiji, that number is 59% of people on average (72% in urban areas, and 45% in rural areas).

be 11.8% less likely to have internet access

In Vietnam, approximately 52.7% of the population has internet access. In Fiji, about 46.5% do.


spend 31.6% less on education

Vietnam spends 5.7% of its total GDP on education. Fiji spends 3.9% of total GDP on education.

spend 36.6% less on healthcare

Vietnam spends 7.1% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Fiji, that number is 4.5% of GDP.


see 67.2% less coastline

Vietnam has a total of 3,444 km of coastline. In Fiji, that number is 1,129 km.

Fiji: At a glance

Fiji is a sovereign country in Australia-Oceania, with a total land area of approximately 18,274 sq km. Fiji became independent in 1970 after nearly a century as a British colony. Democratic rule was interrupted by two military coups in 1987 caused by concern over a government perceived as dominated by the Indian community (descendants of contract laborers brought to the islands by the British in the 19th century). The coups and a 1990 constitution that cemented native Melanesian control of Fiji led to heavy Indian emigration; the population loss resulted in economic difficulties, but ensured that Melanesians became the majority. A new constitution enacted in 1997 was more equitable. Free and peaceful elections in 1999 resulted in a government led by an Indo-Fijian, but a civilian-led coup in May 2000 ushered in a prolonged period of political turmoil. Parliamentary elections held in August 2001 provided Fiji with a democratically elected government led by Prime Minister Laisenia QARASE. Re-elected in May 2006, QARASE was ousted in a December 2006 military coup led by Commodore Voreqe BAINIMARAMA, who initially appointed himself acting president but in January 2007 became interim prime minister. Since taking power BAINIMARAMA has neutralized his opponents, crippled Fiji's democratic institutions, and initially refused to hold elections. In 2012, he promised to hold elections in 2014.

How big is Fiji compared to Vietnam? See an in-depth size comparison.

The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, General Department Of Taxation - Ministry Of Finance, Fiji Revenue & Customs Authority.


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