Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Papua New Guinea instead of Germany, you would:
live 13.3 years less
In Germany, the average life expectancy is 81 years (79 years for men, 84 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 34.2% less likely to be unemployed
In Germany, 3.8% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Papua New Guinea, that number is 2.5% as of 2017.
pay a 11.6% lower top tax rate
Germany has a top tax rate of 47.5% as of 2016. In Papua New Guinea, the top tax rate is 42.0% as of 2016.
make 92.7% less money
Germany has a GDP per capita of $50,800 as of 2017, while in Papua New Guinea, the GDP per capita is $3,700 as of 2017.
be 2.2 times more likely to live below the poverty line
In Germany, 16.7% live below the poverty line as of 2015. In Papua New Guinea, however, that number is 37.0% as of 2002.
have 2.6 times more children
In Germany, there are approximately 8.6 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Papua New Guinea, there are 22.5 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.
be 20.7 times more likely to die during childbirth
In Germany, approximately 7.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Papua New Guinea, 145.0 women do as of 2017.
be 10.1 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 Papua New Guinea, on the other hand, 33.2 children do as of 2020.
be 77.1% less likely to have access to electricity
In Germany, approximately 100% of the population has electricity access as of 2016. In Papua New Guinea, 23% of the population do as of 2016.
be 87.5% less likely to have internet access
In Germany, approximately 89.7% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Papua New Guinea, about 11.2% do as of 2018.
be 57.0% less likely to have access to improved drinking water
In Germany, approximately 100% of people have improved drinking water access (100% in urban areas, and 100% 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.
see 2.2 times more coastline
Germany has a total of 2,389 km of coastline. In Papua New Guinea, that number is 5,152 km.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Federal Central Tax Office (BZSt), Internal Revenue Commission, Papua New Guinea.
Papua New Guinea: At a glance
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