Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 5.1 years less


In Wallis and Futuna, the average life expectancy is 80 years (77 years for men, 83 years for women). In Latvia, that number is 75 years (70 years for men, 80 years for women).

Economy

make 7.3 times more money


Wallis and Futuna has a GDP per capita of $3,800, while in Latvia, the GDP per capita is $27,600.

Life

be 20.9% more likely to die during infancy


In Wallis and Futuna, approximately 4.3 children die before they reach the age of one. In Latvia, on the other hand, 5.2 children do.

have 26.5% less children


In Wallis and Futuna, there are approximately 13.2 babies per 1,000 people. In Latvia, there are 9.7 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 3.6 times more likely to have internet access


In Wallis and Futuna, approximately 22.1% of the population has internet access. In Latvia, about 79.9% do.

Geography

see 3.9 times more coastline


Wallis and Futuna has a total of 129 km of coastline. In Latvia, that number is 498 km.

Latvia: At a glance

Latvia is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 62,249 sq km. The name "Latvia" originates from the ancient Latgalians, one of four eastern Baltic tribes that formed the ethnic core of the Latvian people (ca. 8th-12th centuries A.D.). The region subsequently came under the control of Germans, Poles, Swedes, and finally, Russians. A Latvian republic emerged following World War I, but it was annexed by the USSR in 1940 - an action never recognized by the US and many other countries. Latvia reestablished its independence in 1991 following the breakup of the Soviet Union. Although the last Russian troops left in 1994, the status of the Russian minority (some 28% of the population) remains of concern to Moscow. Latvia acceded to both NATO and the EU in the spring of 2004; it joined the eurozone in 2014.

How big is Latvia 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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