Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Papua New Guinea instead of Guyana, you would:

Health

be 47.1% less likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


In Guyana, 1.7% of people are living with AIDS/HIV. In Papua New Guinea, that number is 0.9% of people.

live 1.3 years less


In Guyana, the average life expectancy is 69 years (66 years for men, 72 years for women). In Papua New Guinea, that number is 67 years (65 years for men, 70 years for women).

Economy

be 77.5% less likely to be unemployed


In Guyana, 11.1% of adults are unemployed. In Papua New Guinea, that number is 2.5%.

make 54.9% less money


Guyana has a GDP per capita of $8,200, while in Papua New Guinea, the GDP per capita is $3,700.

Life

have 53.9% more children


In Guyana, there are approximately 15.4 babies per 1,000 people. In Papua New Guinea, there are 23.7 babies per 1,000 people.

be 27.5% less likely to be literate


In Guyana, the literacy rate is 88.5%. In Papua New Guinea, it is 64.2%.

be 19.4% more likely to die during infancy


In Guyana, approximately 30.4 children die before they reach the age of one. In Papua New Guinea, on the other hand, 36.3 children do.

Basic Needs

be 77.2% less likely to have access to electricity


In Guyana, 79% of people have electricity access (91% in urban areas, and 75% in rural areas). In Papua New Guinea, that number is 18% of people on average (72% in urban areas, and 10% in rural areas).

be 73.1% less likely to have internet access


In Guyana, approximately 35.7% of the population has internet access. In Papua New Guinea, about 9.6% do.

be 59.3% less likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Guyana, approximately 98% of people have improved drinking water access (98% in urban areas, and 98% in rural areas). In Papua New Guinea, that number is 40% of people on average (88% in urban areas, and 33% in rural areas).

Expenditures

spend 17.3% less on healthcare


Guyana spends 5.2% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Papua New Guinea, that number is 4.3% of GDP.

Geography

see 11.2 times more coastline


Guyana has a total of 459 km of coastline. In Papua New Guinea, that number is 5,152 km.

Papua New Guinea: At a glance

Papua New Guinea (sometimes abbreviated PNG) is a sovereign country in East/Southeast Asia, with a total land area of approximately 452,860 sq km. The eastern half of the island of New Guinea - second largest in the world - was divided between Germany (north) and the UK (south) in 1885. The latter area was transferred to Australia in 1902, which occupied the northern portion during World War I and continued to administer the combined areas until independence in 1975. A nine-year secessionist revolt on the island of Bougainville ended in 1997 after claiming some 20,000 lives.

How big is Papua New Guinea compared to Guyana? 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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