Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Argentina instead of Fiji, you would:

Health

live 4.3 years longer


In Fiji, the average life expectancy is 73 years (70 years for men, 76 years for women). In Argentina, that number is 77 years (74 years for men, 81 years for women).

Economy

make 2.1 times more money


Fiji has a GDP per capita of $9,800, while in Argentina, the GDP per capita is $20,900.

be 17.1% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Fiji, 31.0% live below the poverty line. In Argentina, however, that number is 25.7%.

be 47.3% more likely to be unemployed


In Fiji, 5.5% of adults are unemployed. In Argentina, that number is 8.1%.

spend 75.0% more on taxes


Fiji has a top tax rate of 20.0%. In Argentina, the top tax rate is 35.0%.

Life

be 73.3% more likely to die during childbirth


In Fiji, approximately 30.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Argentina, 52.0 women do.

have 10.2% less children


In Fiji, there are approximately 18.6 babies per 1,000 people. In Argentina, there are 16.7 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 63.4% more likely to have access to electricity


In Fiji, 59% of people have electricity access (72% in urban areas, and 45% in rural areas). In Argentina, that number is 96% of people on average (99% in urban areas, and 96% in rural areas).

be 51.0% more likely to have internet access


In Fiji, approximately 46.5% of the population has internet access. In Argentina, about 70.2% do.

Expenditures

spend 51.3% more on education


Fiji spends 3.9% of its total GDP on education. Argentina spends 5.9% of total GDP on education.

Geography

see 4.4 times more coastline


Fiji has a total of 1,129 km of coastline. In Argentina, that number is 4,989 km.

Argentina: At a glance

Argentina is a sovereign country in South America, with a total land area of approximately 2,736,690 sq km. In 1816, the United Provinces of the Rio Plata declared their independence from Spain. After Bolivia, Paraguay, and Uruguay went their separate ways, the area that remained became Argentina. The country's population and culture were heavily shaped by immigrants from throughout Europe, with Italy and Spain providing the largest percentage of newcomers from 1860 to 1930. Up until about the mid-20th century, much of Argentina's history was dominated by periods of internal political conflict between Federalists and Unitarians and between civilian and military factions. After World War II, an era of Peronist populism and direct and indirect military interference in subsequent governments was followed by a military junta that took power in 1976. Democracy returned in 1983 after a failed bid to seize the Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas) by force, and has persisted despite numerous challenges, the most formidable of which was a severe economic crisis in 2001-02 that led to violent public protests and the successive resignations of several presidents. In January 2013, Argentina assumed a nonpermanent seat on the UN Security Council for the 2013-14 term.

How big is Argentina compared to Fiji? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Federal Administration of Public Revenue, Fiji Revenue & Customs Authority.

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