Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 43.8% less likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


In Barbados, 1.6% of people are living with AIDS/HIV. In Papua New Guinea, that number is 0.9% of people.

live 8.2 years less


In Barbados, the average life expectancy is 76 years (73 years for men, 78 years for women). In Papua New Guinea, that number is 67 years (65 years for men, 70 years for women).

Economy

be 76.2% less likely to be unemployed


In Barbados, 10.5% of adults are unemployed. In Papua New Guinea, that number is 2.5%.

make 80.2% less money


Barbados has a GDP per capita of $18,700, while in Papua New Guinea, the GDP per capita is $3,700.

spend 25.4% more on taxes


Barbados has a top tax rate of 33.5%. In Papua New Guinea, the top tax rate is 42.0%.

Life

have 2.0 times more children


In Barbados, there are approximately 11.7 babies per 1,000 people. In Papua New Guinea, there are 23.7 babies per 1,000 people.

be 8.0 times more likely to die during childbirth


In Barbados, approximately 27.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Papua New Guinea, 215.0 women do.

be 3.6 times more likely to die during infancy


In Barbados, approximately 10.2 children die before they reach the age of one. In Papua New Guinea, on the other hand, 36.3 children do.

Basic Needs

be 80.2% less likely to have access to electricity


In Barbados, 91% of people have electricity access (100% in urban areas, and 80% 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 87.9% less likely to have internet access


In Barbados, approximately 79.5% of the population has internet access. In Papua New Guinea, about 9.6% do.

be 59.9% less likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Barbados, approximately 100% of people have improved drinking water access (100% 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 42.7% less on healthcare


Barbados spends 7.5% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Papua New Guinea, that number is 4.3% of GDP.

Geography

see 53.1 times more coastline


Barbados has a total of 97 km of coastline. In Papua New Guinea, that number is 5,152 km.

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 Barbados? 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, Ministry of Finance, Barbados.

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