Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 7.7 years longer


In Yemen, the average life expectancy is 67 years (65 years for men, 69 years for women) as of 2020. In Vanuatu, that number is 75 years (73 years for men, 76 years for women) as of 2020.

be 47.4% more likely to be obese


In Yemen, 17.1% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Vanuatu, that number is 25.2% of people as of 2016.

Economy

be 93.7% less likely to be unemployed


In Yemen, 27.0% of adults are unemployed as of 2014. In Vanuatu, that number is 1.7% as of 1999.

Life

be 56.1% less likely to die during childbirth


In Yemen, approximately 164.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Vanuatu, 72.0 women do as of 2017.

be 24.8% more likely to be literate


In Yemen, the literacy rate is 70.1% as of 2015. In Vanuatu, it is 87.5% as of 2018.

be 69.7% less likely to die during infancy


In Yemen, approximately 41.9 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Vanuatu, on the other hand, 12.7 children do as of 2020.

have 13.2% fewer children


In Yemen, there are approximately 25.8 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Vanuatu, there are 22.4 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 23.0% 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 Vanuatu, that number is 58% of people on average (91% in urban areas, and 46% in rural areas) as of 2016.

Geography

see 32.6% more coastline


Yemen has a total of 1,906 km of coastline. In Vanuatu, that number is 2,528 km.

Vanuatu: At a glance

Vanuatu is a sovereign country in Australia-Oceania, with a total land area of approximately 12,189 sq km. Multiple waves of colonizers, each speaking a distinct language, migrated to the New Hebrides in the millennia preceding European exploration in the 18th century. This settlement pattern accounts for the complex linguistic diversity found on the archipelago to this day. The British and French, who settled the New Hebrides in the 19th century, agreed in 1906 to an Anglo-French Condominium, which administered the islands until independence in 1980, when the new name of Vanuatu was adopted.

How big is Vanuatu 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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