Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 1.3 years longer


In Wallis and Futuna, the average life expectancy is 80 years (77 years for men, 83 years for women). In Belgium, that number is 81 years (78 years for men, 84 years for women).

Economy

make 12.3 times more money


Wallis and Futuna has a GDP per capita of $3,800, while in Belgium, the GDP per capita is $46,600.

be 17.0% less likely to be unemployed


In Wallis and Futuna, 8.8% of adults are unemployed. In Belgium, that number is 7.3%.

Life

be 20.9% less likely to die during infancy


In Wallis and Futuna, approximately 4.3 children die before they reach the age of one. In Belgium, on the other hand, 3.4 children do.

have 14.4% less children


In Wallis and Futuna, there are approximately 13.2 babies per 1,000 people. In Belgium, there are 11.3 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 3.9 times more likely to have internet access


In Wallis and Futuna, approximately 22.1% of the population has internet access. In Belgium, about 86.5% do.

Geography

see 48.4% less coastline


Wallis and Futuna has a total of 129 km of coastline. In Belgium, that number is 66 km.

Belgium: At a glance

Belgium is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 30,278 sq km. Belgium became independent from the Netherlands in 1830; it was occupied by Germany during World Wars I and II. The country prospered in the past half century as a modern, technologically advanced European state and member of NATO and the EU. Political divisions between the Dutch-speaking Flemings of the north and the French-speaking Walloons of the south have led in recent years to constitutional amendments granting these regions formal recognition and autonomy. Its capital, Brussels, is home to numerous international organizations including the EU and NATO.

How big is Belgium compared to Wallis and Futuna? 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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