Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Kiribati instead of Christmas Island, you would:

Basic Needs

be 61.7% less likely to have internet access


In Christmas Island, approximately 35.8% of the population has internet access. In Kiribati, about 13.7% do.

Geography

see 8.2 times more coastline


Christmas Island has a total of 139 km of coastline. In Kiribati, that number is 1,143 km.

Kiribati: At a glance

Kiribati is a sovereign country in Australia-Oceania, with a total land area of approximately 811 sq km. The Gilbert Islands became a British protectorate in 1892 and a colony in 1915; they were captured by the Japanese in the Pacific War in 1941. The islands of Makin and Tarawa were the sites of major US amphibious victories over entrenched Japanese garrisons in 1943. The Gilbert Islands were granted self-rule by the UK in 1971 and complete independence in 1979 under the new name of Kiribati. The US relinquished all claims to the sparsely inhabited Phoenix and Line Island groups in a 1979 treaty of friendship with Kiribati.

How big is Kiribati compared to Christmas Island? 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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