Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in New Caledonia instead of Congo, Democratic Republic Of, you would:

Health

live 20.2 years longer


In Congo, Democratic Republic Of, the average life expectancy is 58 years (56 years for men, 59 years for women). In New Caledonia, that number is 78 years (74 years for men, 82 years for women).

Economy

make 38.9 times more money


Congo, Democratic Republic Of has a GDP per capita of $800, while in New Caledonia, the GDP per capita is $31,100.

be 73.0% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Congo, Democratic Republic Of, 63.0% live below the poverty line. In New Caledonia, however, that number is 17.0%.

Life

be 92.4% less likely to die during infancy


In Congo, Democratic Republic Of, approximately 68.2 children die before they reach the age of one. In New Caledonia, on the other hand, 5.2 children do.

be 25.8% more likely to be literate


In Congo, Democratic Republic Of, the literacy rate is 77.0%. In New Caledonia, it is 96.9%.

have 55.2% less children


In Congo, Democratic Republic Of, there are approximately 33.5 babies per 1,000 people. In New Caledonia, there are 15.0 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 6.6 times more likely to have access to electricity


In Congo, Democratic Republic Of, 9% of people have electricity access (19% in urban areas, and 2% in rural areas). In New Caledonia, that number is 59% of people on average (68% in urban areas, and 45% in rural areas).

be 19.5 times more likely to have internet access


In Congo, Democratic Republic Of, approximately 3.8% of the population has internet access. In New Caledonia, about 74.0% do.

be 88.0% more likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Congo, Democratic Republic Of, approximately 52% of people have improved drinking water access (81% in urban areas, and 31% in rural areas). In New Caledonia, that number is 98% of people on average (98% in urban areas, and 98% in rural areas).

Geography

see 60.9 times more coastline


Congo, Democratic Republic Of has a total of 37 km of coastline. In New Caledonia, that number is 2,254 km.

New Caledonia: At a glance

New Caledonia is a sovereign country in Australia-Oceania, with a total land area of approximately 18,275 sq km. Settled by both Britain and France during the first half of the 19th century, the island became a French possession in 1853. It served as a penal colony for four decades after 1864. Agitation for independence during the 1980s and early 1990s ended in the 1998 Noumea Accord, which over a period of 15 to 20 years will transfer an increasing amount of governing responsibility from France to New Caledonia. The agreement also commits France to conduct a referendum between 2014 and 2018 to decide whether New Caledonia should assume full sovereignty and independence.

How big is New Caledonia compared to Congo, Democratic Republic Of? 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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