Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 1.0 years less


In Wallis and Futuna, the average life expectancy is 80 years (77 years for men, 83 years for women) as of 2020. In Costa Rica, that number is 79 years (76 years for men, 82 years for women) as of 2020.

Economy

make 4.4 times more money


Wallis and Futuna has a GDP per capita of $3,800 as of 2004, while in Costa Rica, the GDP per capita is $16,900 as of 2017.

Life

have 16.5% more children


In Wallis and Futuna, there are approximately 12.7 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Costa Rica, there are 14.8 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

be 78.6% more likely to die during infancy


In Wallis and Futuna, approximately 4.2 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Costa Rica, on the other hand, 7.5 children do as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 3.4 times more likely to have internet access


In Wallis and Futuna, approximately 22.1% of the population has internet access as of 2016. In Costa Rica, about 74.1% do as of 2018.

Geography

see 10.0 times more coastline


Wallis and Futuna has a total of 129 km of coastline. In Costa Rica, that number is 1,290 km.

Costa Rica: At a glance

Costa Rica is a sovereign country in Central America/Caribbean, with a total land area of approximately 51,060 sq km. Although explored by the Spanish early in the 16th century, initial attempts at colonizing Costa Rica proved unsuccessful due to a combination of factors, including disease from mosquito-infested swamps, brutal heat, resistance by natives, and pirate raids. It was not until 1563 that a permanent settlement of Cartago was established in the cooler, fertile central highlands. The area remained a colony for some two and a half centuries. In 1821, Costa Rica became one of several Central American provinces that jointly declared their independence from Spain. Two years later it joined the United Provinces of Central America, but this federation disintegrated in 1838, at which time Costa Rica proclaimed its sovereignty and independence. Since the late 19th century, only two brief periods of violence have marred the country's democratic development. In 1949, Costa Rica dissolved its armed forces. Although it still maintains a large agricultural sector, Costa Rica has expanded its economy to include strong technology and tourism industries. The standard of living is relatively high. Land ownership is widespread.

How big is Costa Rica 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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