Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Cook Islands instead of Belgium, you would:

Health

live 5.1 years less


In Belgium, the average life expectancy is 81 years (78 years for men, 84 years for women). In Cook Islands, that number is 76 years (73 years for men, 79 years for women).

be 2.5 times more likely to be obese


In Belgium, 22.1% of adults are obese. In Cook Islands, that number is 55.9% of people.

Economy

make 64.2% less money


Belgium has a GDP per capita of $46,600, while in Cook Islands, the GDP per capita is $16,700.

be 79.5% more likely to be unemployed


In Belgium, 7.3% of adults are unemployed. In Cook Islands, that number is 13.1%.

Life

have 23.9% more children


In Belgium, there are approximately 11.3 babies per 1,000 people. In Cook Islands, there are 14.0 babies per 1,000 people.

be 3.8 times more likely to die during infancy


In Belgium, approximately 3.4 children die before they reach the age of one. In Cook Islands, on the other hand, 13.0 children do.

Basic Needs

be 37.6% less likely to have internet access


In Belgium, approximately 86.5% of the population has internet access. In Cook Islands, about 54.0% do.

Expenditures

spend 28.8% less on education


Belgium spends 6.6% of its total GDP on education. Cook Islands spends 4.7% of total GDP on education.

spend 67.9% less on healthcare


Belgium spends 10.6% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Cook Islands, that number is 3.4% of GDP.

Geography

see 80.5% more coastline


Belgium has a total of 66 km of coastline. In Cook Islands, that number is 120 km.

Cook Islands: At a glance

Cook Islands is a sovereign country in Australia-Oceania, with a total land area of approximately 236 sq km. Named after Captain COOK, who sighted them in 1770, the islands became a British protectorate in 1888. By 1900, administrative control was transferred to New Zealand; in 1965, residents chose self-government in free association with New Zealand. The emigration of skilled workers to New Zealand and government deficits are continuing problems.

How big is Cook Islands compared to Belgium? 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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