Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 3.8 years less


In Wallis and Futuna, the average life expectancy is 80 years (77 years for men, 83 years for women). In Cook Islands, that number is 76 years (73 years for men, 79 years for women).

Economy

make 4.4 times more money


Wallis and Futuna has a GDP per capita of $3,800, while in Cook Islands, the GDP per capita is $16,700.

be 48.9% more likely to be unemployed


In Wallis and Futuna, 8.8% of adults are unemployed. In Cook Islands, that number is 13.1%.

Life

be 3.0 times more likely to die during infancy


In Wallis and Futuna, approximately 4.3 children die before they reach the age of one. In Cook Islands, on the other hand, 13.0 children do.

Basic Needs

be 2.4 times more likely to have internet access


In Wallis and Futuna, approximately 22.1% of the population has internet access. In Cook Islands, about 54.0% do.

Cook Islands: At a glance

Cook Islands is a sovereign country in Australia-Oceania, with a total land area of approximately 236 sq km. Named after Captain COOK, who sighted them in 1770, the islands became a British protectorate in 1888. By 1900, administrative control was transferred to New Zealand; in 1965, residents chose self-government in free association with New Zealand. The emigration of skilled workers to New Zealand and government deficits are continuing problems.

How big is Cook Islands 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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