Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 9.0 times more likely to be obese


In China, 6.2% of adults are obese. In Cook Islands, that number is 55.9% of people.

Economy

be 3.4 times more likely to be unemployed


In China, 3.9% of adults are unemployed. In Cook Islands, that number is 13.1%.

Life

have 13.8% more children


In China, there are approximately 12.3 babies per 1,000 people. In Cook Islands, there are 14.0 babies per 1,000 people.

Expenditures

spend 38.2% less on healthcare


China spends 5.5% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Cook Islands, that number is 3.4% of GDP.

Geography

see 99.2% less coastline


China has a total of 14,500 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 China? 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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