Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 1.9 years less


In Wallis and Futuna, the average life expectancy is 80 years (77 years for men, 83 years for women). In New Caledonia, that number is 78 years (74 years for men, 82 years for women).

Economy

make 8.2 times more money


Wallis and Futuna has a GDP per capita of $3,800, while in New Caledonia, the GDP per capita is $31,100.

be 67.0% more likely to be unemployed


In Wallis and Futuna, 8.8% of adults are unemployed. In New Caledonia, that number is 14.7%.

Life

have 13.6% more children


In Wallis and Futuna, there are approximately 13.2 babies per 1,000 people. In New Caledonia, there are 15.0 babies per 1,000 people.

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 New Caledonia, on the other hand, 5.2 children do.

Basic Needs

be 3.3 times more likely to have internet access


In Wallis and Futuna, approximately 22.1% of the population has internet access. In New Caledonia, about 74.0% do.

Geography

see 17.5 times more coastline


Wallis and Futuna has a total of 129 km of coastline. In New Caledonia, that number is 2,254 km.

New Caledonia: At a glance

New Caledonia is a sovereign country in Australia-Oceania, with a total land area of approximately 18,275 sq km. Settled by both Britain and France during the first half of the 19th century, the island became a French possession in 1853. It served as a penal colony for four decades after 1864. Agitation for independence during the 1980s and early 1990s ended in the 1998 Noumea Accord, which over a period of 15 to 20 years will transfer an increasing amount of governing responsibility from France to New Caledonia. The agreement also commits France to conduct a referendum between 2014 and 2018 to decide whether New Caledonia should assume full sovereignty and independence.

How big is New Caledonia 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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