Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 19.4 years longer


In Zimbabwe, the average life expectancy is 60 years (58 years for men, 62 years for women). In Wallis and Futuna, that number is 80 years (77 years for men, 83 years for women).

Economy

make 65.2% more money


Zimbabwe has a GDP per capita of $2,300, while in Wallis and Futuna, the GDP per capita is $3,800.

be 22.1% less likely to be unemployed


In Zimbabwe, 11.3% of adults are unemployed. In Wallis and Futuna, that number is 8.8%.

Life

be 86.9% less likely to die during infancy


In Zimbabwe, approximately 32.7 children die before they reach the age of one. In Wallis and Futuna, on the other hand, 4.3 children do.

have 61.4% less children


In Zimbabwe, there are approximately 34.2 babies per 1,000 people. In Wallis and Futuna, there are 13.2 babies per 1,000 people.

Wallis and Futuna: At a glance

Wallis and Futuna is a sovereign country in Australia-Oceania, with a total land area of approximately 142 sq km. The Futuna island group was discovered by the Dutch in 1616 and Wallis by the British in 1767, but it was the French who declared a protectorate over the islands in 1842, and took official control of them between 1886 and 1888. Notably, Wallis and Futuna was the only French colony to side with the Vichy regime during World War II, a phase that ended in May of 1942 with the arrival of 2,000 American troops. In 1959, the inhabitants of the islands voted to become a French overseas territory and officially assumed this status in July 1961.

How big is Wallis and Futuna compared to Zimbabwe? 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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