Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Marshall Islands instead of Australia, you would:

Health

live 8.6 years less


In Australia, the average life expectancy is 83 years (80 years for men, 85 years for women) as of 2020. In Marshall Islands, that number is 74 years (72 years for men, 76 years for women) as of 2020.

be 82.4% more likely to be obese


In Australia, 29.0% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Marshall Islands, that number is 52.9% of people as of 2016.

Economy

make 92.9% less money


Australia has a GDP per capita of $50,400 as of 2017, while in Marshall Islands, the GDP per capita is $3,600 as of 2017.

be 6.4 times more likely to be unemployed


In Australia, 5.6% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Marshall Islands, that number is 36.0% as of 2006.

Life

have 83.9% more children


In Australia, there are approximately 12.4 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Marshall Islands, there are 22.8 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

be 5.6 times more likely to die during infancy


In Australia, approximately 3.1 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Marshall Islands, on the other hand, 17.4 children do as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 55.3% less likely to have internet access


In Australia, approximately 86.5% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Marshall Islands, about 38.7% do as of 2018.

Geography

see 98.6% less coastline


Australia has a total of 25,760 km of coastline. In Marshall Islands, that number is 370 km.

Marshall Islands: At a glance

Marshall Islands (sometimes abbreviated RMI) is a sovereign country in Australia-Oceania, with a total land area of approximately 181 sq km. After almost four decades under US administration as the easternmost part of the UN Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands, the Marshall Islands attained independence in 1986 under a Compact of Free Association. Compensation claims continue as a result of US nuclear testing on some of the atolls between 1947 and 1962. The Marshall Islands hosts the US Army Kwajalein Atoll (USAKA) Reagan Missile Test Site, a key installation in the US missile defense network.

How big is Marshall Islands compared to Australia? 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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