Quality of life comparison
If you lived in United States instead of Cook Islands, you would:
live 3.7 years longer
In Cook Islands, the average life expectancy is 77 years (74 years for men, 80 years for women) as of 2020. In United States, that number is 80 years (78 years for men, 82 years for women) as of 2020.
be 35.2% less likely to be obese
In Cook Islands, 55.9% of adults are obese as of 2016. In United States, that number is 36.2% of people as of 2016.
make 3.6 times more money
Cook Islands has a GDP per capita of $16,700 as of 2016, while in United States, the GDP per capita is $59,800 as of 2017.
be 66.4% less likely to be unemployed
In Cook Islands, 13.1% of adults are unemployed as of 2005. In United States, that number is 4.4% as of 2017.
be 55.5% less likely to die during infancy
In Cook Islands, approximately 11.9 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In United States, on the other hand, 5.3 children do as of 2020.
be 61.6% more likely to have internet access
In Cook Islands, approximately 54.0% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In United States, about 87.3% do as of 2018.
see 166.0 times more coastline
Cook Islands has a total of 120 km of coastline. In United States, that number is 19,924 km.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.
United States: At a glance
How big is United States compared to Cook Islands? See an in-depth size comparison.