Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 88.7% less likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


In Equatorial Guinea, 7.1% of people are living with AIDS/HIV as of 2018. In Papua New Guinea, that number is 0.8% of people as of 2018.

live 2.1 years longer


In Equatorial Guinea, the average life expectancy is 66 years (64 years for men, 67 years for women) as of 2020. In Papua New Guinea, that number is 68 years (66 years for men, 70 years for women) as of 2020.

be 2.7 times more likely to be obese


In Equatorial Guinea, 8.0% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Papua New Guinea, that number is 21.3% of people as of 2016.

Economy

be 70.9% less likely to be unemployed


In Equatorial Guinea, 8.6% of adults are unemployed as of 2014. In Papua New Guinea, that number is 2.5% as of 2017.

be 15.9% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Equatorial Guinea, 44.0% live below the poverty line as of 2011. In Papua New Guinea, however, that number is 37.0% as of 2002.

make 90.1% less money


Equatorial Guinea has a GDP per capita of $37,400 as of 2017, while in Papua New Guinea, the GDP per capita is $3,700 as of 2017.

pay a 20.0% higher top tax rate


Equatorial Guinea has a top tax rate of 35.0% as of 2016. In Papua New Guinea, the top tax rate is 42.0% as of 2016.

Life

be 51.8% less likely to die during childbirth


In Equatorial Guinea, approximately 301.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Papua New Guinea, 145.0 women do as of 2017.

be 44.4% less likely to die during infancy


In Equatorial Guinea, approximately 59.7 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Papua New Guinea, on the other hand, 33.2 children do as of 2020.

be 32.6% less likely to be literate


In Equatorial Guinea, the literacy rate is 95.3% as of 2015. In Papua New Guinea, it is 64.2% as of 2015.

have 26.7% fewer children


In Equatorial Guinea, there are approximately 30.7 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Papua New Guinea, there are 22.5 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 66.3% less likely to have access to electricity


In Equatorial Guinea, approximately 68% of people have electricity access (91% in urban areas, and 53% in rural areas) as of 2016. In Papua New Guinea, that number is 23% of people on average (73% in urban areas, and 16% in rural areas) as of 2016.

be 57.3% less likely to have internet access


In Equatorial Guinea, approximately 26.2% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Papua New Guinea, about 11.2% do as of 2018.

be 36.4% less likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Equatorial Guinea, approximately 68% of people have improved drinking water access (82% in urban areas, and 32% in rural areas) as of 2017. In Papua New Guinea, that number is 43% of people on average (89% in urban areas, and 36% in rural areas) as of 2017.

Geography

see 17.4 times more coastline


Equatorial Guinea has a total of 296 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 Equatorial Guinea? 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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