Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Kiribati instead of Guernsey, you would:

Health

live 16.1 years less


In Guernsey, the average life expectancy is 83 years (80 years for men, 85 years for women). In Kiribati, that number is 66 years (64 years for men, 69 years for women).

Economy

make 96.2% less money


Guernsey has a GDP per capita of $52,500, while in Kiribati, the GDP per capita is $2,000.

be 25.5 times more likely to be unemployed


In Guernsey, 1.2% of adults are unemployed. In Kiribati, that number is 30.6%.

Life

have 2.2 times more children


In Guernsey, there are approximately 9.8 babies per 1,000 people. In Kiribati, there are 21.2 babies per 1,000 people.

be 9.4 times more likely to die during infancy


In Guernsey, approximately 3.4 children die before they reach the age of one. In Kiribati, on the other hand, 32.1 children do.

Basic Needs

be 41.0% less likely to have access to electricity


In Guernsey, 100% of the population has electricity access. In Kiribati, 59% of the population do.

be 83.6% less likely to have internet access


In Guernsey, approximately 83.3% of the population has internet access. In Kiribati, about 13.7% do.

Geography

see 22.9 times more coastline


Guernsey has a total of 50 km of coastline. In Kiribati, that number is 1,143 km.

Kiribati: At a glance

Kiribati is a sovereign country in Australia-Oceania, with a total land area of approximately 811 sq km. The Gilbert Islands became a British protectorate in 1892 and a colony in 1915; they were captured by the Japanese in the Pacific War in 1941. The islands of Makin and Tarawa were the sites of major US amphibious victories over entrenched Japanese garrisons in 1943. The Gilbert Islands were granted self-rule by the UK in 1971 and complete independence in 1979 under the new name of Kiribati. The US relinquished all claims to the sparsely inhabited Phoenix and Line Island groups in a 1979 treaty of friendship with Kiribati.

How big is Kiribati 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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