Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Papua New Guinea instead of Argentina, you would:

Health

be 24.7% less likely to be obese


In Argentina, 28.3% of adults are obese. In Papua New Guinea, that number is 21.3% of people.

live 10.0 years less


In Argentina, the average life expectancy is 77 years (74 years for men, 81 years for women). In Papua New Guinea, that number is 67 years (65 years for men, 70 years for women).

Economy

be 69.1% less likely to be unemployed


In Argentina, 8.1% of adults are unemployed. In Papua New Guinea, that number is 2.5%.

make 82.3% less money


Argentina has a GDP per capita of $20,900, while in Papua New Guinea, the GDP per capita is $3,700.

be 44.0% more likely to be live below the poverty line


In Argentina, 25.7% live below the poverty line. In Papua New Guinea, however, that number is 37.0%.

spend 20.0% more on taxes


Argentina has a top tax rate of 35.0%. In Papua New Guinea, the top tax rate is 42.0%.

Life

be 34.6% less likely to be literate


In Argentina, the literacy rate is 98.1%. In Papua New Guinea, it is 64.2%.

have 41.9% more children


In Argentina, there are approximately 16.7 babies per 1,000 people. In Papua New Guinea, there are 23.7 babies per 1,000 people.

be 4.1 times more likely to die during childbirth


In Argentina, approximately 52.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Papua New Guinea, 215.0 women do.

be 3.7 times more likely to die during infancy


In Argentina, approximately 9.8 children die before they reach the age of one. In Papua New Guinea, on the other hand, 36.3 children do.

Basic Needs

be 81.3% 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 Papua New Guinea, that number is 18% of people on average (72% in urban areas, and 10% in rural areas).

be 86.3% less likely to have internet access


In Argentina, approximately 70.2% of the population has internet access. In Papua New Guinea, about 9.6% do.

be 59.6% less likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Argentina, approximately 99% of people have improved drinking water access (99% in urban areas, and 100% in rural areas). In Papua New Guinea, that number is 40% of people on average (88% in urban areas, and 33% in rural areas).

Expenditures

spend 10.4% less on healthcare


Argentina spends 4.8% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Papua New Guinea, that number is 4.3% of GDP.

Papua New Guinea: At a glance

Papua New Guinea (sometimes abbreviated PNG) is a sovereign country in East/Southeast Asia, with a total land area of approximately 452,860 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.

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


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Internal Revenue Commission, Papua New Guinea, Federal Administration of Public Revenue.

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