Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 6.6 years less


In Guernsey, the average life expectancy is 83 years (80 years for men, 85 years for women). In Cook Islands, that number is 76 years (73 years for men, 79 years for women).

Economy

make 68.2% less money


Guernsey has a GDP per capita of $52,500, while in Cook Islands, the GDP per capita is $16,700.

be 10.9 times more likely to be unemployed


In Guernsey, 1.2% of adults are unemployed. In Cook Islands, that number is 13.1%.

Life

have 42.9% more children


In Guernsey, there are approximately 9.8 babies per 1,000 people. In Cook Islands, there are 14.0 babies per 1,000 people.

be 3.8 times more likely to die during infancy


In Guernsey, approximately 3.4 children die before they reach the age of one. In Cook Islands, on the other hand, 13.0 children do.

Basic Needs

be 35.2% less likely to have internet access


In Guernsey, approximately 83.3% of the population has internet access. In Cook Islands, about 54.0% do.

Geography

see 2.4 times more coastline


Guernsey has a total of 50 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 Guernsey? 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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