Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 21.6 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 Swaziland, that number is 59 years (56 years for men, 61 years for women) as of 2020.

Economy

make 2.7 times more money


Wallis and Futuna has a GDP per capita of $3,800 as of 2004, while in Swaziland, the GDP per capita is $10,100 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 Swaziland, that number is 28.0% as of 2014.

Life

have 92.9% more children


In Wallis and Futuna, there are approximately 12.7 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Swaziland, there are 24.5 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

be 10.2 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 Swaziland, on the other hand, 42.8 children do as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 2.1 times more likely to have internet access


In Wallis and Futuna, approximately 22.1% of the population has internet access as of 2016. In Swaziland, about 47.0% do as of 2018.

be 21.7% 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 Swaziland, 78% of people do as of 2017.

Swaziland: At a glance

Swaziland is a sovereign country in Africa, with a total land area of approximately 17,204 sq km. Autonomy for the Swazis of southern Africa was guaranteed by the British in the late 19th century; independence was granted in 1968. Student and labor unrest during the 1990s pressured King MSWATI III, Africa's last absolute monarch, to grudgingly allow political reform and greater democracy, although he has backslid on these promises in recent years. A constitution came into effect in 2006, but the legal status of political parties remains unclear. The African United Democratic Party tried unsuccessfully to register as an official political party in mid 2006. Talks over the constitution broke down between the government and progressive groups in 2007. Swaziland recently surpassed Botswana as the country with the world's highest known HIV/AIDS prevalence rate.

How big is Swaziland 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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