Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 10.7 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 Guyana, that number is 70 years (66 years for men, 73 years for women) as of 2020.

Economy

make 2.1 times more money


Wallis and Futuna has a GDP per capita of $3,800 as of 2004, while in Guyana, the GDP per capita is $8,100 as of 2017.

be 26.1% more likely to be unemployed


In Wallis and Futuna, 8.8% of adults are unemployed as of 2013. In Guyana, that number is 11.1% as of 2013.

Life

have 22.0% more children


In Wallis and Futuna, there are approximately 12.7 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Guyana, there are 15.5 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

be 6.6 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 Guyana, on the other hand, 27.6 children do as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 68.9% more likely to have internet access


In Wallis and Futuna, approximately 22.1% of the population has internet access as of 2016. In Guyana, about 37.3% do as of 2018.

Geography

see 3.6 times more coastline


Wallis and Futuna has a total of 129 km of coastline. In Guyana, that number is 459 km.

Guyana: At a glance

Guyana is a sovereign country in South America, with a total land area of approximately 196,849 sq km. Originally a Dutch colony in the 17th century, by 1815 Guyana had become a British possession. The abolition of slavery led to settlement of urban areas by former slaves and the importation of indentured servants from India to work the sugar plantations. The resulting ethnocultural divide has persisted and has led to turbulent politics. Guyana achieved independence from the UK in 1966, and since then it has been ruled mostly by socialist-oriented governments. In 1992, Cheddi JAGAN was elected president in what is considered the country's first free and fair election since independence. After his death five years later, his wife, Janet JAGAN, became president but resigned in 1999 due to poor health. Her successor, Bharrat JAGDEO, was reelected in 2001 and again in 2006. Donald RAMOTAR was elected president in 2011.

How big is Guyana 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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