Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 6.8 years less


In Vietnam, the average life expectancy is 74 years (71 years for men, 76 years for women). In Tuvalu, that number is 67 years (65 years for men, 69 years for women).

be 24.6 times more likely to be obese


In Vietnam, 2.1% of adults are obese. In Tuvalu, that number is 51.6% of people.

Economy

make 44.9% less money


Vietnam has a GDP per capita of $6,900, while in Tuvalu, the GDP per capita is $3,800.

be 3.3 times more likely to live below the poverty line


In Vietnam, 8.0% live below the poverty line. In Tuvalu, however, that number is 26.3%.

Life

have 52.9% more children


In Vietnam, there are approximately 15.5 babies per 1,000 people. In Tuvalu, there are 23.7 babies per 1,000 people.

be 67.6% more likely to die during infancy


In Vietnam, approximately 17.3 children die before they reach the age of one. In Tuvalu, on the other hand, 29.0 children do.

Basic Needs

be 54.5% 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 Tuvalu, that number is 45% of people on average (57% in urban areas, and 32% in rural areas).

be 12.7% less likely to have internet access


In Vietnam, approximately 52.7% of the population has internet access. In Tuvalu, about 46.0% do.

Expenditures

spend 2.3 times more on healthcare


Vietnam spends 7.1% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Tuvalu, that number is 16.5% of GDP.

Geography

see 99.3% less coastline


Vietnam has a total of 3,444 km of coastline. In Tuvalu, that number is 24 km.

Tuvalu: At a glance

Tuvalu is a sovereign country in Australia-Oceania, with a total land area of approximately 26 sq km. In 1974, ethnic differences within the British colony of the Gilbert and Ellice Islands caused the Polynesians of the Ellice Islands to vote for separation from the Micronesians of the Gilbert Islands. The following year, the Ellice Islands became the separate British colony of Tuvalu. Independence was granted in 1978. In 2000, Tuvalu negotiated a contract leasing its Internet domain name ".tv" for $50 million in royalties over a 12-year period.

How big is Tuvalu compared to Vietnam? 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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