Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Economy

make 13.3 times more money


Wallis and Futuna has a GDP per capita of $3,800 as of 2004, while in Taiwan, the GDP per capita is $50,500 as of 2017.

be 56.8% less likely to be unemployed


In Wallis and Futuna, 8.8% of adults are unemployed as of 2013. In Taiwan, that number is 3.8% as of 2017.

Life

have 37.0% fewer children


In Wallis and Futuna, there are approximately 12.7 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Taiwan, there are 8.0 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 4.2 times more likely to have internet access


In Wallis and Futuna, approximately 22.1% of the population has internet access as of 2016. In Taiwan, about 92.8% do as of 2018.

Geography

see 12.1 times more coastline


Wallis and Futuna has a total of 129 km of coastline. In Taiwan, that number is 1,566 km.

Taiwan: At a glance

Taiwan is a sovereign country in East/Southeast Asia, with a total land area of approximately 32,260 sq km. In 1895, military defeat forced China's Qing Dynasty to cede Taiwan to Japan. Taiwan came under Chinese Nationalist control after World War II. Following the communist victory on the mainland in 1949, 2 million Nationalists fled to Taiwan and established a government using the 1947 constitution drawn up for all of China. Beginning in the 1950s, the ruling authorities gradually democratized and incorporated the local population within the governing structure. This process expanded rapidly in the 1980s. In 2000, Taiwan underwent its first peaceful transfer of power from the Nationalist (Kuomintang or KMT) to the Democratic Progressive Party. Throughout this period, the island prospered and became one of East Asia's economic "Tigers." The dominant political issues continue to be management of sensitive relations between Taiwan and China - specifically the question of Taiwan's eventual status - as well as domestic priorities for economic reform and growth.

How big is Taiwan 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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