Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Cook Islands instead of Germany, you would:

Health

live 4.5 years less


In Germany, the average life expectancy is 81 years (79 years for men, 84 years for women) as of 2020. In Cook Islands, that number is 77 years (74 years for men, 80 years for women) as of 2020.

be 2.5 times more likely to be obese


In Germany, 22.3% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Cook Islands, that number is 55.9% of people as of 2016.

Economy

make 67.1% less money


Germany has a GDP per capita of $50,800 as of 2017, while in Cook Islands, the GDP per capita is $16,700 as of 2016.

be 3.4 times more likely to be unemployed


In Germany, 3.8% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Cook Islands, that number is 13.1% as of 2005.

Life

have 54.7% more children


In Germany, there are approximately 8.6 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Cook Islands, there are 13.3 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

be 3.6 times more likely to die during infancy


In Germany, approximately 3.3 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Cook Islands, on the other hand, 11.9 children do as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 39.8% less likely to have internet access


In Germany, approximately 89.7% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Cook Islands, about 54.0% do as of 2018.

Geography

see 95.0% less coastline


Germany has a total of 2,389 km of coastline. In Cook Islands, that number is 120 km.

Cook Islands: At a glance

Cook Islands is a sovereign country in Australia-Oceania, with a total land area of approximately 236 sq km. Named after Captain COOK, who sighted them in 1770, the islands became a British protectorate in 1888. By 1900, administrative control was transferred to New Zealand; in 1965, residents chose self-government in free association with New Zealand. The emigration of skilled workers to New Zealand and government deficits are continuing problems.

How big is Cook Islands compared to Germany? 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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