Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in New Caledonia instead of Argentina, you would:

Economy

make 48.8% more money


Argentina has a GDP per capita of $20,900, while in New Caledonia, the GDP per capita is $31,100.

be 33.9% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Argentina, 25.7% live below the poverty line. In New Caledonia, however, that number is 17.0%.

be 81.5% more likely to be unemployed


In Argentina, 8.1% of adults are unemployed. In New Caledonia, that number is 14.7%.

Life

be 46.9% less likely to die during infancy


In Argentina, approximately 9.8 children die before they reach the age of one. In New Caledonia, on the other hand, 5.2 children do.

have 10.2% less children


In Argentina, there are approximately 16.7 babies per 1,000 people. In New Caledonia, there are 15.0 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 38.8% less likely to have access to electricity


In Argentina, 96% of people have electricity access (99% in urban areas, and 96% in rural areas). In New Caledonia, that number is 59% of people on average (68% in urban areas, and 45% in rural areas).

Geography

see 54.8% less coastline


Argentina has a total of 4,989 km of coastline. In New Caledonia, that number is 2,254 km.

New Caledonia: At a glance

New Caledonia is a sovereign country in Australia-Oceania, with a total land area of approximately 18,275 sq km. Settled by both Britain and France during the first half of the 19th century, the island became a French possession in 1853. It served as a penal colony for four decades after 1864. Agitation for independence during the 1980s and early 1990s ended in the 1998 Noumea Accord, which over a period of 15 to 20 years will transfer an increasing amount of governing responsibility from France to New Caledonia. The agreement also commits France to conduct a referendum between 2014 and 2018 to decide whether New Caledonia should assume full sovereignty and independence.

How big is New Caledonia compared to Argentina? 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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