Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Norway instead of Haiti, you would:

Health

be 95.0% less likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


In Haiti, 2.0% of people are living with AIDS/HIV as of 2018. In Norway, that number is 0.1% of people as of 2018.

live 16.8 years longer


In Haiti, the average life expectancy is 65 years (63 years for men, 68 years for women) as of 2020. In Norway, that number is 82 years (80 years for men, 84 years for women) as of 2020.

Economy

make 40.1 times more money


Haiti has a GDP per capita of $1,800 as of 2017, while in Norway, the GDP per capita is $72,100 as of 2017.

be 89.7% less likely to be unemployed


In Haiti, 40.6% of adults are unemployed as of 2010. In Norway, that number is 4.2% as of 2017.

Life

be 99.6% less likely to die during childbirth


In Haiti, approximately 480.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Norway, 2.0 women do as of 2017.

be 94.1% less likely to die during infancy


In Haiti, approximately 42.6 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Norway, on the other hand, 2.5 children do as of 2020.

have 43.8% fewer children


In Haiti, there are approximately 21.7 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Norway, there are 12.2 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 2.6 times more likely to have access to electricity


In Haiti, approximately 39% of the population has electricity access as of 2017. In Norway, 100% of the population do as of 2016.

be 3.0 times more likely to have internet access


In Haiti, approximately 32.5% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Norway, about 96.5% do as of 2018.

be 33.3% more likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Haiti, approximately 75% of people have improved drinking water access (92% in urban areas, and 55% in rural areas) as of 2017. In Norway, that number is 100% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 100% in rural areas) as of 2017.

Expenditures

spend 3.3 times more on education


Haiti spends 2.4% of its total GDP on education as of 2016. Norway spends 8.0% of total GDP on education as of 2016.

Geography

see 14.2 times more coastline


Haiti has a total of 1,771 km of coastline. In Norway, that number is 25,148 km.

Norway: At a glance

Norway is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 304,282 sq km. Two centuries of Viking raids into Europe tapered off following the adoption of Christianity by King Olav TRYGGVASON in 994. Conversion of the Norwegian kingdom occurred over the next several decades. In 1397, Norway was absorbed into a union with Denmark that lasted more than four centuries. In 1814, Norwegians resisted the cession of their country to Sweden and adopted a new constitution. Sweden then invaded Norway but agreed to let Norway keep its constitution in return for accepting the union under a Swedish king. Rising nationalism throughout the 19th century led to a 1905 referendum granting Norway independence. Although Norway remained neutral in World War I, it suffered heavy losses to its shipping. Norway proclaimed its neutrality at the outset of World War II, but was nonetheless occupied for five years by Nazi Germany (1940-45). In 1949, neutrality was abandoned and Norway became a member of NATO. Discovery of oil and gas in adjacent waters in the late 1960s boosted Norway's economic fortunes. In referenda held in 1972 and 1994, Norway rejected joining the EU. Key domestic issues include immigration and integration of ethnic minorities, maintaining the country's extensive social safety net with an aging population, and preserving economic competitiveness.

How big is Norway compared to Haiti? 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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