Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 3.8 years less


In Wallis and Futuna, the average life expectancy is 80 years (77 years for men, 83 years for women). In Venezuela, that number is 76 years (73 years for men, 79 years for women).

Economy

make 3.2 times more money


Wallis and Futuna has a GDP per capita of $3,800, while in Venezuela, the GDP per capita is $12,100.

be 3.0 times more likely to be unemployed


In Wallis and Futuna, 8.8% of adults are unemployed. In Venezuela, that number is 26.4%.

Life

have 42.4% more children


In Wallis and Futuna, there are approximately 13.2 babies per 1,000 people. In Venezuela, there are 18.8 babies per 1,000 people.

be 2.8 times more likely to die during infancy


In Wallis and Futuna, approximately 4.3 children die before they reach the age of one. In Venezuela, on the other hand, 12.2 children do.

Basic Needs

be 2.7 times more likely to have internet access


In Wallis and Futuna, approximately 22.1% of the population has internet access. In Venezuela, about 60.0% do.

Geography

see 21.7 times more coastline


Wallis and Futuna has a total of 129 km of coastline. In Venezuela, that number is 2,800 km.

Venezuela: At a glance

Venezuela is a sovereign country in South America, with a total land area of approximately 882,050 sq km. Venezuela was one of three countries that emerged from the collapse of Gran Colombia in 1830 (the others being Ecuador and New Granada, which became Colombia). For most of the first half of the 20th century, Venezuela was ruled by generally benevolent military strongmen, who promoted the oil industry and allowed for some social reforms. Democratically elected governments have held sway since 1959. Hugo CHAVEZ, president from 1999 to 2013, sought to implement his "21st Century Socialism," which purported to alleviate social ills while at the same time attacking capitalist globalization and existing democratic institutions. His hand-picked successor, President Nicolas MADURO, continues CHAVEZ's socialist programs. Current concerns include: a weakening of democratic institutions, political polarization, a politicized military, rampant violent crime, overdependence on the petroleum industry with its price fluctuations, foreign exchange controls that discourage private-sector investment, high inflation, a decline in the quality of fundamental houman rights, and widespread scarcity of consumer goods.

How big is Venezuela 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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