Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Papua New Guinea instead of British Virgin Islands, you would:

Health

live 11.4 years less


In British Virgin Islands, the average life expectancy is 79 years (78 years for men, 81 years for women) as of 2020. In Papua New Guinea, that number is 68 years (66 years for men, 70 years for women) as of 2020.

Economy

be 13.8% less likely to be unemployed


In British Virgin Islands, 2.9% of adults are unemployed as of 2015. In Papua New Guinea, that number is 2.5% as of 2017.

make 89.2% less money


British Virgin Islands has a GDP per capita of $34,200 as of 2017, while in Papua New Guinea, the GDP per capita is $3,700 as of 2017.

Life

have 2.0 times more children


In British Virgin Islands, there are approximately 11.1 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Papua New Guinea, there are 22.5 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

be 3.0 times more likely to die during infancy


In British Virgin Islands, approximately 11.0 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Papua New Guinea, on the other hand, 33.2 children do as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 74.3% less likely to have internet access


In British Virgin Islands, approximately 43.6% of the population has internet access as of 2016. In Papua New Guinea, about 11.2% do as of 2018.

be 57.0% less likely to have access to improved drinking water


In British Virgin Islands, approximately 100% of people have improved drinking water access as of 2017. In Papua New Guinea, 43% of people do as of 2017.

Geography

see 64.4 times more coastline


British Virgin Islands has a total of 80 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 British Virgin Islands? 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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