Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Philippines instead of Vietnam, you would:
live 5.4 years less
In Vietnam, the average life expectancy is 76 years (73 years for men, 78 years for women) as of 2022. In Philippines, that number is 70 years (67 years for men, 74 years for women) as of 2022.
be 3.0 times more likely to be obese
In Vietnam, 2.1% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Philippines, that number is 6.4% of people as of 2016.
be 64.3% more likely to be unemployed
In Vietnam, 3.1% of adults are unemployed as of 2018. In Philippines, that number is 5.1% as of 2019.
be 2.5 times more likely to live below the poverty line
In Vietnam, 6.7% live below the poverty line as of 2018. In Philippines, however, that number is 16.7% as of 2018.
have 42.0% more children
In Vietnam, there are approximately 15.7 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022. In Philippines, there are 22.3 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022.
be 2.8 times more likely to die during childbirth
In Vietnam, approximately 43.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Philippines, 121.0 women do as of 2017.
be 50.7% more likely to die during infancy
In Vietnam, approximately 14.8 children (per 1,000 live births) die before they reach the age of one as of 2022. In Philippines, on the other hand, 22.2 children do as of 2022.
be 28.6% less likely to have internet access
In Vietnam, approximately 70.0% of the population has internet access as of 2020. In Philippines, about 50.0% do as of 2020.
spend 22.0% less on education
Vietnam spends 4.1% of its total GDP on education as of 2019. Philippines spends 3.2% of total GDP on education as of 2019.
spend 22.6% less on healthcare
Vietnam spends 5.3% of its total GDP on healthcare as of 2019. In Philippines, that number is 4.1% of GDP as of 2019.
see 10.5 times more coastline
Vietnam has a total of 3,444 km of coastline. In Philippines, that number is 36,289 km.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.
Philippines: At a glance
How big is Philippines compared to Vietnam? See an in-depth size comparison.