If you lived in Nauru instead of Germany, you would:


live 13.6 years less

In Germany, the average life expectancy is 82 years (79 years for men, 84 years for women) as of 2022. In Nauru, that number is 68 years (64 years for men, 72 years for women) as of 2022.

be 2.7 times more likely to be obese

In Germany, 22.3% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Nauru, that number is 61.0% of people as of 2016.


make 79.6% less money

Germany has a GDP per capita of $54,000 as of 2022, while in Nauru, the GDP per capita is $11,000 as of 2022.

be 7.3 times more likely to be unemployed

In Germany, 3.1% of adults are unemployed as of 2022. In Nauru, that number is 23.0% as of 2011.


have 2.3 times more children

In Germany, there are approximately 8.9 babies per 1,000 people as of 2024. In Nauru, there are 20.2 babies per 1,000 people as of 2024.

be 2.5 times more likely to die during infancy

In Germany, approximately 3.2 children (per 1,000 live births) die before they reach the age of one as of 2022. In Nauru, on the other hand, 7.8 children do as of 2022.


spend 51.1% more on education

Germany spends 4.7% of its total GDP on education as of 2020. Nauru spends 7.1% of total GDP on education as of 2021.


see 98.7% less coastline

Germany has a total of 2,389 km of coastline. In Nauru, that number is 30 km.

The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.

Nauru: At a glance

Nauru is a sovereign country in Australia-Oceania, with a total land area of approximately 21 sq km. The exact origins of the Nauruans are unclear since their language does not resemble any other in the Pacific region. Germany annexed the island in 1888. A German-British consortium began mining the island's phosphate deposits early in the 20th century. Australian forces occupied Nauru in World War I; it subsequently became a League of Nations mandate. After the Second World War - and a brutal occupation by Japan - Nauru became a UN trust territory. It achieved independence in 1968 and joined the UN in 1999 as the world's smallest independent republic.
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