Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 13.4% less likely to be obese


In El Salvador, 24.6% of adults are obese. In Papua New Guinea, that number is 21.3% of people.

live 7.6 years less


In El Salvador, the average life expectancy is 75 years (72 years for men, 78 years for women). In Papua New Guinea, that number is 67 years (65 years for men, 70 years for women).

Economy

be 64.3% less likely to be unemployed


In El Salvador, 7.0% of adults are unemployed. In Papua New Guinea, that number is 2.5%.

make 58.4% less money


El Salvador has a GDP per capita of $8,900, while in Papua New Guinea, the GDP per capita is $3,700.

be 13.1% more likely to be live below the poverty line


In El Salvador, 32.7% live below the poverty line. In Papua New Guinea, however, that number is 37.0%.

spend 40.0% more on taxes


El Salvador has a top tax rate of 30.0%. In Papua New Guinea, the top tax rate is 42.0%.

Life

be 27.0% less likely to be literate


In El Salvador, the literacy rate is 88.0%. In Papua New Guinea, it is 64.2%.

have 46.3% more children


In El Salvador, there are approximately 16.2 babies per 1,000 people. In Papua New Guinea, there are 23.7 babies per 1,000 people.

be 4.0 times more likely to die during childbirth


In El Salvador, approximately 54.0 women per 1,000 births die during labor. In Papua New Guinea, 215.0 women do.

be 2.2 times more likely to die during infancy


In El Salvador, approximately 16.8 children die before they reach the age of one. In Papua New Guinea, on the other hand, 36.3 children do.

Basic Needs

be 80.9% less likely to have access to electricity


In El Salvador, 94% of people have electricity access (98% in urban areas, and 86% 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 66.9% less likely to have internet access


In El Salvador, approximately 29.0% of the population has internet access. In Papua New Guinea, about 9.6% do.

be 57.4% less likely to have access to improved drinking water


In El Salvador, approximately 94% of people have improved drinking water access (98% in urban areas, and 86% 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 36.8% less on healthcare


El Salvador spends 6.8% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Papua New Guinea, that number is 4.3% of GDP.

Geography

see 16.8 times more coastline


El Salvador has a total of 307 km of coastline. In Papua New Guinea, that number is 5,152 km.

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 El Salvador? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Ministry of Finance, Internal Revenue Commission, Papua New Guinea.

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