Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 12.7 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 Ethiopia, that number is 68 years (66 years for men, 70 years for women) as of 2020.

Economy

make 42.1% less money


Wallis and Futuna has a GDP per capita of $3,800 as of 2004, while in Ethiopia, the GDP per capita is $2,200 as of 2017.

be 98.9% more likely to be unemployed


In Wallis and Futuna, 8.8% of adults are unemployed as of 2013. In Ethiopia, that number is 17.5% as of 2012.

Life

have 2.5 times more children


In Wallis and Futuna, there are approximately 12.7 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Ethiopia, there are 31.6 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

be 8.5 times 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 Ethiopia, on the other hand, 35.8 children do as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 15.7% less likely to have internet access


In Wallis and Futuna, approximately 22.1% of the population has internet access as of 2016. In Ethiopia, about 18.6% do as of 2018.

be 31.1% less likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Wallis and Futuna, approximately 100% of people have improved drinking water access as of 2017. In Ethiopia, 69% of people do as of 2017.

Ethiopia: At a glance

Ethiopia is a sovereign country in Africa, with a total land area of approximately 1,096,570 sq km. Unique among African countries, the ancient Ethiopian monarchy maintained its freedom from colonial rule with the exception of a short-lived Italian occupation from 1936-41. In 1974, a military junta, the Derg, deposed Emperor Haile SELASSIE (who had ruled since 1930) and established a socialist state. Torn by bloody coups, uprisings, wide-scale drought, and massive refugee problems, the regime was finally toppled in 1991 by a coalition of rebel forces, the Ethiopian People's Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF). A constitution was adopted in 1994, and Ethiopia's first multiparty elections were held in 1995. A border war with Eritrea late in the 1990s ended with a peace treaty in December 2000. In November 2007, the Eritrea-Ethiopia Border Commission (EEBC) issued specific coordinates as virtually demarcating the border and pronounced its work finished. Alleging that the EEBC acted beyond its mandate in issuing the coordinates, Ethiopia has not accepted them and has not withdrawn troops from previously contested areas pronounced by the EEBC as belonging to Eritrea. In August 2012, longtime leader Prime Minister MELES Zenawi died in office and was replaced by his Deputy Prime Minister HAILEMARIAM Desalegn, marking the first peaceful transition of power in decades.

How big is Ethiopia 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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