Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 14.5 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 Laos, that number is 66 years (64 years for men, 68 years for women) as of 2020.

Economy

make 94.7% more money


Wallis and Futuna has a GDP per capita of $3,800 as of 2004, while in Laos, the GDP per capita is $7,400 as of 2017.

be 92.0% less likely to be unemployed


In Wallis and Futuna, 8.8% of adults are unemployed as of 2013. In Laos, that number is 0.7% as of 2017.

Life

have 76.4% more children


In Wallis and Futuna, there are approximately 12.7 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Laos, there are 22.4 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

be 10.9 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 Laos, on the other hand, 45.6 children do as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 15.4% more likely to have internet access


In Wallis and Futuna, approximately 22.1% of the population has internet access as of 2016. In Laos, about 25.5% do as of 2018.

be 17.9% 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 Laos, 82% of people do as of 2017.

Laos: At a glance

Laos is a sovereign country in East/Southeast Asia, with a total land area of approximately 230,800 sq km. Modern-day Laos has its roots in the ancient Lao kingdom of Lan Xang, established in the 14th century under King FA NGUM. For 300 years Lan Xang had influence reaching into present-day Cambodia and Thailand, as well as over all of what is now Laos. After centuries of gradual decline, Laos came under the domination of Siam (Thailand) from the late 18th century until the late 19th century when it became part of French Indochina. The Franco-Siamese Treaty of 1907 defined the current Lao border with Thailand. In 1975, the communist Pathet Lao took control of the government ending a six-century-old monarchy and instituting a strict socialist regime closely aligned to Vietnam. A gradual, limited return to private enterprise and the liberalization of foreign investment laws began in 1988. Laos became a member of ASEAN in 1997 and the WTO in 2013.

How big is Laos 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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