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


live 13.6 years less

In Greece, the average life expectancy is 81 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 2.4 times more likely to be obese

In Greece, 24.9% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Nauru, that number is 61.0% of people as of 2016.


make 50.5% less money

Greece has a GDP per capita of $27,300 as of 2020, while in Nauru, the GDP per capita is $13,500 as of 2019.

be 32.9% more likely to be unemployed

In Greece, 17.3% of adults are unemployed as of 2019. In Nauru, that number is 23.0% as of 2011.


have 2.8 times more children

In Greece, there are approximately 7.6 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022. In Nauru, there are 21.1 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022.

be 2.2 times more likely to die during infancy

In Greece, approximately 3.5 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.

Basic Needs

be 26.9% less likely to have internet access

In Greece, approximately 78.0% of the population has internet access as of 2020. In Nauru, about 57.0% do as of 2019.


spend 25.6% more on healthcare

Greece spends 7.8% of its total GDP on healthcare as of 2019. In Nauru, that number is 9.8% of GDP as of 2019.


see 99.8% less coastline

Greece has a total of 13,676 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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