Quality of Life Comparison


If you lived in Kiribati instead of Yemen, you would:


be 2.7 times more likely to be obese

In Yemen, 17.1% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Kiribati, that number is 46.0% of people as of 2016.


make 20.0% less money

Yemen has a GDP per capita of $2,500 as of 2017, while in Kiribati, the GDP per capita is $2,000 as of 2017.

be 13.3% more likely to be unemployed

In Yemen, 27.0% of adults are unemployed as of 2014. In Kiribati, that number is 30.6% as of 2010.


be 43.9% less likely to die during childbirth

In Yemen, approximately 164.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Kiribati, 92.0 women do as of 2017.

be 30.3% less likely to die during infancy

In Yemen, approximately 41.9 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Kiribati, on the other hand, 29.2 children do as of 2020.

have 20.5% fewer children

In Yemen, there are approximately 25.8 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Kiribati, there are 20.5 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 80.6% more likely to have access to electricity

In Yemen, approximately 47% of people have electricity access (72% in urban areas, and 32% in rural areas) as of 2017. In Kiribati, that number is 85% of people on average (88% in urban areas, and 82% in rural areas) as of 2016.

be 45.4% less likely to have internet access

In Yemen, approximately 26.7% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Kiribati, about 14.6% do as of 2018.

be 22.2% less likely to have access to improved drinking water

In Yemen, approximately 92% of people have improved drinking water access as of 2017. In Kiribati, 72% of people do as of 2017.


see 40.0% less coastline

Yemen has a total of 1,906 km of coastline. In Kiribati, that number is 1,143 km.

Kiribati: At a glance

Kiribati is a sovereign country in Australia-Oceania, with a total land area of approximately 811 sq km. The Gilbert Islands became a British protectorate in 1892 and a colony in 1915; they were captured by the Japanese in the Pacific War in 1941. The islands of Makin and Tarawa were the sites of major US amphibious victories over entrenched Japanese garrisons in 1943. The Gilbert Islands were granted self-rule by the UK in 1971 and complete independence in 1979 under the new name of Kiribati. The US relinquished all claims to the sparsely inhabited Phoenix and Line Island groups in a 1979 treaty of friendship with Kiribati.

How big is Kiribati compared to Yemen? 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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