Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 30.8% less likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


In Chad, 1.3% of people are living with AIDS/HIV. In Papua New Guinea, that number is 0.9% of people.

live 16.7 years longer


In Chad, the average life expectancy is 51 years (49 years for men, 52 years for women). In Papua New Guinea, that number is 67 years (65 years for men, 70 years for women).

be 3.5 times more likely to be obese


In Chad, 6.1% of adults are obese. In Papua New Guinea, that number is 21.3% of people.

Economy

make 60.9% more money


Chad has a GDP per capita of $2,300, while in Papua New Guinea, the GDP per capita is $3,700.

be 20.8% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Chad, 46.7% live below the poverty line. In Papua New Guinea, however, that number is 37.0%.

spend 30.0% less on taxes


Chad has a top tax rate of 60.0%. In Papua New Guinea, the top tax rate is 42.0%.

Life

be 74.9% less likely to die during childbirth


In Chad, approximately 856.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Papua New Guinea, 215.0 women do.

be 2.9 times more likely to be literate


In Chad, the literacy rate is 22.3%. In Papua New Guinea, it is 64.2%.

be 57.5% less likely to die during infancy


In Chad, approximately 85.4 children die before they reach the age of one. In Papua New Guinea, on the other hand, 36.3 children do.

have 33.4% less children


In Chad, there are approximately 35.6 babies per 1,000 people. In Papua New Guinea, there are 23.7 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 4.5 times more likely to have access to electricity


In Chad, 4% of people have electricity access (14% in urban areas, and 1% in rural areas). In Papua New Guinea, that number is 18% of people on average (72% in urban areas, and 10% in rural areas).

be 92.0% more likely to have internet access


In Chad, approximately 5.0% of the population has internet access. In Papua New Guinea, about 9.6% do.

be 21.3% less likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Chad, approximately 51% of people have improved drinking water access (72% in urban areas, and 45% 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 19.4% more on healthcare


Chad spends 3.6% 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 Chad? 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, General Inspectorate of Finance.

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