United States compared to Papua New Guinea

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


make 93.9% less money


United States United States ($57,300 per capita)
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Papua New Guinea Papua New Guinea ($3,500 per capita)
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United States has a GDP per capita of $57,300, while in Papua New Guinea, the GDP per capita is $3,500.
Category: United States vs. Papua New Guinea - GDP Per Capita

live 12.6 years less


United States United States (79.8 years)
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Papua New Guinea Papua New Guinea (67.2 years)
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In United States, the life expectancy is (on average) 79.8 years. In Papua New Guinea, the average life expectancy is 67.2 years.
Category: United States vs. Papua New Guinea - Life Expectancy

consume 96.3% less electricty


United States United States (12,077 kWh per capita - 2014 est.)
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Papua New Guinea Papua New Guinea (441 kWh per capita - 2014 est.)
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United States consumes around 12,077 kWh per capita of electricity per year. In Papua New Guinea, that number is 441 kWh per capita.
Category: United States vs. Papua New Guinea - Electricity Consumption

have 92% more babies


United States United States (12.5 babies per 1,000 people - 2016 est.)
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Papua New Guinea Papua New Guinea (24 babies per 1,000 people - 2016 est.)
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In United States, there are approximately 12.5 babies per 1,000 people. In Papua New Guinea, that number is 24 babies per 1,000 people.
Category: United States vs. Papua New Guinea - Birth Rate

be 2.5 times more likely to live below the poverty line


United States United States (15.1% of people - 2010 est.)
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Papua New Guinea Papua New Guinea (37% of people - 2002 est.)
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In United States, approximately 15.1% of people live below the poverty line. In Papua New Guinea, that number is 37% of people.
Category: United States vs. Papua New Guinea - Poverty Line

be 59.7% 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 (40% of people)
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In United States, 99.2% of people have access to clean drinking water. In Papua New Guinea, 40% of people do.
Category: United States vs. Papua New Guinea - Access to Drinking Water

be 6.4 times more likely to die in your infancy


United States United States (5.8 per 1,000 infants)
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Papua New Guinea Papua New Guinea (37.4 per 1,000 infants)
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In United States, approximately 5.8 per 1,000 infants die before they reach the age of one. In Papua New Guinea, on the other hand, 37.4 per 1,000 infants do.
Category: United States vs. Papua New Guinea - Infant Mortality

be 59.6% less likely to be unemployed


United States United States (4.7% of people - 2016 est.)
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Papua New Guinea Papua New Guinea (1.9% of people - 2008 est.)
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In United States, approximately 4.7% of people are unemployed. In Papua New Guinea, that number is 1.9% of people.
Category: United States vs. Papua New Guinea - Unemployment

see 74.1% less coastline


United States United States (19,924 km)
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Papua New Guinea Papua New Guinea (5,152 km)
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United States has a total of 19,924 km of coastline. In Papua New Guinea, that number is 5,152 km.
Category: United States vs. Papua New Guinea - Coastline

The statistics above were calculated using The World Factbook.


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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.

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