Comparing United States to Papua New Guinea

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If you moved to Papua New Guinea from the United States, you would:


MAKE 94.5% LESS MONEY EVERY YEAR


United States  UNITED STATES ($52,800.00 per capita)
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Papua New Guinea  PAPUA NEW GUINEA ($2,900.00 per capita)
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In United States, the GDP per capita is $52,800.00 per capita, while in Papua New Guinea, that number is $2,900.00 per capita.
Category: United States vs. Papua New Guinea GDP

LIVE 12.7 YEARS LESS


United States  UNITED STATES (79.56 years life expectancy)
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Papua New Guinea  PAPUA NEW GUINEA (66.85 years life expectancy)
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In United States, you (on average) will live to approximately 79.56. In Papua New Guinea, the average life expectancy is 66.85.
Category: United States vs. Papua New Guinea life expectancy

CONSUME 96.1% LESS ELECTRICITY


United States  UNITED STATES (12,186 kWh per capita)
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Papua New Guinea  PAPUA NEW GUINEA (476 kWh per capita)
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In United States, electricity consumption use is 12,186 kWh per capita. In Papua New Guinea, it is 476 kWh per capita.
Category: United States vs. Papua New Guinea electricity consumption

BE 16.7% LESS LIKELY TO BE LIVING WITH AIDS


United States  UNITED STATES (0.6% of people)
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Papua New Guinea  PAPUA NEW GUINEA (0.5% of people)
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In United States, 0.6% of people are living with AIDS/HIV. In Papua New Guinea, that number is 0.5%.
Category: United States vs. Papua New Guinea AIDS percentage

BE 60% LESS LIKELY TO HAVE ACCESS TO IMPROVED DRINKING WATER


United States  UNITED STATES (99.2% of people)
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Papua New Guinea  PAPUA NEW GUINEA (39.7% of people)
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In United States, 99.2% of people have access to clean drinking water. In Papua New Guinea, 39.7% do.
Category: United States vs. Papua New Guinea drinking water access

BE 6.43 TIMES MORE LIKELY TO DIE IN YOUR INFANCY


United States  UNITED STATES (6.17 per 1000 infants)
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Papua New Guinea  PAPUA NEW GUINEA (39.67 per 1000 infants)
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That's 542.9% more likely! In United States, approximately 6.17 per 1000 infants die before they reach the age of one. In Papua New Guinea, on the other hand, there are a total of 39.67 deaths during infancy per 1000 people.
Category: United States vs. Papua New Guinea infant mortality

BE 74% LESS LIKELY TO BE UNEMPLOYED


United States  UNITED STATES (7.3% of people)
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Papua New Guinea  PAPUA NEW GUINEA (1.9% of people)
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In United States, 7.3% of people are unemployed, and in Papua New Guinea 1.9% are unemployed.
Category: United States vs. Papua New Guinea unemployment rate

HAVE 85.5% MORE BABIES


United States  UNITED STATES (13.42 babies per 1000 people)
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Papua New Guinea  PAPUA NEW GUINEA (24.89 babies per 1000 people)
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In United States, there are approximately 13.42 babies per 1000 people. In Papua New Guinea, however, there are a total of 24.89 babies per 1000 people.
Category: United States vs. Papua New Guinea birth rate

BE 2.45 TIMES MORE LIKELY TO BE BELOW THE POVERTY LINE


United States  UNITED STATES (15.1% of people)
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Papua New Guinea  PAPUA NEW GUINEA (37% of people)
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That's 145% more likely! In United States, 15.1% of people are below the poverty line. In Papua New Guinea, 37% are.
Category: United States vs. Papua New Guinea poverty

SEE A 74.1% DECREASE IN COASTLINE


United States  UNITED STATES (19,924km of coastline)
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Papua New Guinea  PAPUA NEW GUINEA (5,152km of coastline)
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United States has a total of 19,924 km of coastline, while Papua New Guinea has a total of 5,152 km.
Category: United States vs. Papua New Guinea coastline

At a Glance: Papua New Guinea

  • Land Area: ~463 thousand sq km (United States is ~21 times bigger than Papua New Guinea)
  • Population: ~7 million people (312 million more people live in United States)

How big is Papua New Guinea compared to United States? See an in-depth size comparison.

This to-scale map shows a size comparison of Papua New Guinea (462,840 sq km) and United States (9,826,675 sq km).


A brief history of Papua New Guinea

Papua New Guinea (sometimes abbreviated PNG) is a sovereign country in East/Southeast Asia, with a total land area of approximately 462,840 sq km. The eastern half of the island of New Guinea - second largest in the world - was divided between Germany (north) and the UK (south) in 1885. The latter area was transferred to Australia in 1902, which occupied the northern portion during World War I and continued to administer the combined areas until independence in 1975. A nine-year secessionist revolt on the island of Bougainville ended in 1997 after claiming some 20,000 lives.

The data on this page is calculated using data sourced from The World Factbook (2014 data).