Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 8.1 years longer


In Cambodia, the average life expectancy is 65 years (62 years for men, 68 years for women). In Fiji, that number is 73 years (70 years for men, 76 years for women).

be 7.7 times more likely to be obese


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

Economy

make 2.5 times more money


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

be 18.3 times more likely to be unemployed


In Cambodia, 0.3% of adults are unemployed. In Fiji, that number is 5.5%.

be 87.9% more likely to be live below the poverty line


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

Life

be 81.4% less likely to die during childbirth


In Cambodia, approximately 161.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Fiji, 30.0 women do.

be 80.0% less likely to die during infancy


In Cambodia, approximately 47.4 children die before they reach the age of one. In Fiji, on the other hand, 9.5 children do.

have 19.1% fewer children


In Cambodia, there are approximately 23.0 babies per 1,000 people. In Fiji, there are 18.6 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 73.5% more likely to have access to electricity


In Cambodia, 34% of people have electricity access (97% in urban areas, and 18% in rural areas). In Fiji, that number is 59% of people on average (72% in urban areas, and 45% in rural areas).

be 81.6% more likely to have internet access


In Cambodia, approximately 25.6% of the population has internet access. In Fiji, about 46.5% do.

be 26.8% more likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Cambodia, approximately 76% of people have improved drinking water access (100% in urban areas, and 69% in rural areas). In Fiji, that number is 96% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 91% in rural areas).

Expenditures

spend 21.1% less on healthcare


Cambodia spends 5.7% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Fiji, that number is 4.5% of GDP.

spend 2.1 times more on education


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

Geography

see 2.5 times more coastline


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

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.

How big is Fiji compared to Cambodia? 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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