Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 13.1% less likely to be obese


In Belarus, 24.5% of adults are obese. In Papua New Guinea, that number is 21.3% of people.

live 5.7 years less


In Belarus, the average life expectancy is 73 years (68 years for men, 79 years for women). In Papua New Guinea, that number is 67 years (65 years for men, 70 years for women).

Economy

make 80.4% less money


Belarus has a GDP per capita of $18,900, while in Papua New Guinea, the GDP per capita is $3,700.

be 2.5 times more likely to be unemployed


In Belarus, 1.0% of adults are unemployed. In Papua New Guinea, that number is 2.5%.

be 6.5 times more likely to live below the poverty line


In Belarus, 5.7% live below the poverty line. In Papua New Guinea, however, that number is 37.0%.

spend 3.2 times more on taxes


Belarus has a top tax rate of 13.0%. In Papua New Guinea, the top tax rate is 42.0%.

Life

have 2.3 times more children


In Belarus, there are approximately 10.3 babies per 1,000 people. In Papua New Guinea, there are 23.7 babies per 1,000 people.

be 53.8 times more likely to die during childbirth


In Belarus, approximately 4.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Papua New Guinea, 215.0 women do.

be 35.6% less likely to be literate


In Belarus, the literacy rate is 99.7%. In Papua New Guinea, it is 64.2%.

be 10.1 times more likely to die during infancy


In Belarus, approximately 3.6 children die before they reach the age of one. In Papua New Guinea, on the other hand, 36.3 children do.

Basic Needs

be 82.0% less likely to have access to electricity


In Belarus, 100% of the population has electricity access. In Papua New Guinea, 18% of the population do.

be 86.5% less likely to have internet access


In Belarus, approximately 71.1% 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 Belarus, approximately 100% of people have improved drinking water access (100% in urban areas, and 99% 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 24.6% less on healthcare


Belarus spends 5.7% 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 Belarus? 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 for Taxes and Levies of the Republic of Belarus.

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