Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 27.2 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 Lesotho, that number is 53 years (53 years for men, 53 years for women) as of 2020.

Economy

make 13.2% less money


Wallis and Futuna has a GDP per capita of $3,800 as of 2004, while in Lesotho, the GDP per capita is $3,300 as of 2017.

be 3.2 times more likely to be unemployed


In Wallis and Futuna, 8.8% of adults are unemployed as of 2013. In Lesotho, that number is 28.1% as of 2014.

Life

have 82.7% more children


In Wallis and Futuna, there are approximately 12.7 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Lesotho, there are 23.2 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

be 9.9 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 Lesotho, on the other hand, 41.5 children do as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 31.2% more likely to have internet access


In Wallis and Futuna, approximately 22.1% of the population has internet access as of 2016. In Lesotho, about 29.0% do as of 2018.

be 21.8% 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 Lesotho, 78% of people do as of 2017.

Lesotho: At a glance

Lesotho is a sovereign country in Africa, with a total land area of approximately 30,355 sq km. Basutoland was renamed the Kingdom of Lesotho upon independence from the UK in 1966. The Basuto National Party ruled the country during its first two decades. King MOSHOESHOE was exiled in 1990, but returned to Lesotho in 1992 and was reinstated in 1995 and subsequently succeeded by his son, King LETSIE III, in 1996. Constitutional government was restored in 1993 after seven years of military rule. In 1998, violent protests and a military mutiny following a contentious election prompted a brief but bloody intervention by South African and Batswana military forces under the aegis of the Southern African Development Community. Subsequent constitutional reforms restored relative political stability. Peaceful parliamentary elections were held in 2002, but the National Assembly elections of February 2007 were hotly contested and aggrieved parties disputed how the electoral law was applied to award proportional seats in the Assembly. In May 2012, competitive elections involving 18 parties saw Prime Minister Motsoahae Thomas THABANE form a coalition government - the first in the country's history - that ousted the 14-year incumbent, Pakalitha MOSISILI, who peacefully transferred power the following month.

How big is Lesotho 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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