If you lived in Fiji instead of Cambodia, you would:

Health

live 7.8 years longer

In Cambodia, the average life expectancy is 66 years (63 years for men, 69 years for women) as of 2020. In Fiji, that number is 74 years (71 years for men, 77 years for women) as of 2020.

be 7.7 times more likely to be obese

In Cambodia, 3.9% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Fiji, that number is 30.2% of people as of 2016.

Economy

make 2.5 times more money

Cambodia has a GDP per capita of $4,000 as of 2017, while in Fiji, the GDP per capita is $9,800 as of 2017.

be 15.0 times more likely to be unemployed

In Cambodia, 0.3% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Fiji, that number is 4.5% as of 2017.

be 87.9% more likely to live below the poverty line

In Cambodia, 16.5% live below the poverty line as of 2016. In Fiji, however, that number is 31.0% as of 2009.

Life

be 78.8% less likely to die during childbirth

In Cambodia, approximately 160.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Fiji, 34.0 women do as of 2017.

be 23.1% more likely to be literate

In Cambodia, the literacy rate is 80.5% as of 2015. In Fiji, it is 99.1% as of 2018.

be 79.9% less likely to die during infancy

In Cambodia, approximately 43.7 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Fiji, on the other hand, 8.8 children do as of 2020.

have 18.3% fewer children

In Cambodia, there are approximately 21.3 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Fiji, there are 17.4 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 98.0% more likely to have access to electricity

In Cambodia, approximately 50% of people have electricity access (100% in urban areas, and 36% in rural areas) as of 2017. In Fiji, that number is 99% of people on average (99% in urban areas, and 98% in rural areas) as of 2016.

be 24.9% more likely to have internet access

In Cambodia, approximately 40.0% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Fiji, about 50.0% do as of 2018.

be 16.8% more likely to have access to improved drinking water

In Cambodia, approximately 80% of people have improved drinking water access (98% in urban areas, and 78% in rural areas) as of 2017. In Fiji, that number is 94% of people on average (98% in urban areas, and 89% in rural areas) as of 2017.

Expenditures

spend 2.1 times more on education

Cambodia spends 1.9% of its total GDP on education as of 2014. Fiji spends 3.9% of total GDP on education as of 2013.

Geography

see 2.5 times more coastline

Cambodia has a total of 443 km of coastline. In Fiji, that number is 1,129 km.


The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.

Fiji: At a glance

Fiji is a sovereign country in Australia-Oceania, with a total land area of approximately 18,274 sq km. Fiji became independent in 1970 after nearly a century as a British colony. Democratic rule was interrupted by two military coups in 1987 caused by concern over a government perceived as dominated by the Indian community (descendants of contract laborers brought to the islands by the British in the 19th century). The coups and a 1990 constitution that cemented native Melanesian control of Fiji led to heavy Indian emigration; the population loss resulted in economic difficulties, but ensured that Melanesians became the majority. A new constitution enacted in 1997 was more equitable. Free and peaceful elections in 1999 resulted in a government led by an Indo-Fijian, but a civilian-led coup in May 2000 ushered in a prolonged period of political turmoil. Parliamentary elections held in August 2001 provided Fiji with a democratically elected government led by Prime Minister Laisenia QARASE. Re-elected in May 2006, QARASE was ousted in a December 2006 military coup led by Commodore Voreqe BAINIMARAMA, who initially appointed himself acting president but in January 2007 became interim prime minister. Since taking power BAINIMARAMA has neutralized his opponents, crippled Fiji's democratic institutions, and initially refused to hold elections. In 2012, he promised to hold elections in 2014.
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