Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 18.1 years less


In Wallis and Futuna, the average life expectancy is 80 years (77 years for men, 83 years for women). In Malawi, that number is 62 years (60 years for men, 64 years for women).

Economy

make 68.4% less money


Wallis and Futuna has a GDP per capita of $3,800, while in Malawi, the GDP per capita is $1,200.

be 2.3 times more likely to be unemployed


In Wallis and Futuna, 8.8% of adults are unemployed. In Malawi, that number is 20.4%.

Life

have 3.1 times more children


In Wallis and Futuna, there are approximately 13.2 babies per 1,000 people. In Malawi, there are 41.0 babies per 1,000 people.

be 10.1 times more likely to die during infancy


In Wallis and Futuna, approximately 4.3 children die before they reach the age of one. In Malawi, on the other hand, 43.4 children do.

Basic Needs

be 56.6% less likely to have internet access


In Wallis and Futuna, approximately 22.1% of the population has internet access. In Malawi, about 9.6% do.

Malawi: At a glance

Malawi is a sovereign country in Africa, with a total land area of approximately 94,080 sq km. Established in 1891, the British protectorate of Nyasaland became the independent nation of Malawi in 1964. After three decades of one-party rule under President Hastings Kamuzu BANDA the country held multiparty elections in 1994, under a provisional constitution that came into full effect the following year. President Bingu wa MUTHARIKA, elected in May 2004 after a failed attempt by the previous president to amend the constitution to permit another term, struggled to assert his authority against his predecessor and subsequently started his own party, the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) in 2005. MUTHARIKA was reelected to a second term in May 2009. He oversaw some economic improvement in his first term, but was accused of economic mismanagement and poor governance in his second term. He died abruptly in April 2012 and was succeeded by his vice president, Joyce BANDA, who had earlier started her own party, the People's Party (PP). Population growth, increasing pressure on agricultural lands, corruption, and the scourge of HIV/AIDS pose major problems for Malawi.

How big is Malawi 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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