Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 2.8 years longer


In Laos, the average life expectancy is 65 years (63 years for men, 67 years for women). In Nauru, that number is 67 years (63 years for men, 71 years for women).

be 11.5 times more likely to be obese


In Laos, 5.3% of adults are obese. In Nauru, that number is 61.0% of people.

Economy

make 64.9% more money


Laos has a GDP per capita of $7,400, while in Nauru, the GDP per capita is $12,200.

be 15.3 times more likely to be unemployed


In Laos, 1.5% of adults are unemployed. In Nauru, that number is 23.0%.

Life

be 84.4% less likely to die during infancy


In Laos, approximately 49.9 children die before they reach the age of one. In Nauru, on the other hand, 7.8 children do.

Basic Needs

be 2.9 times more likely to have internet access


In Laos, approximately 18.2% of the population has internet access. In Nauru, about 53.5% do.

be 27.5% more likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Laos, approximately 76% of people have improved drinking water access. In Nauru, 96% of people do.

Expenditures

spend 73.7% more on healthcare


Laos spends 1.9% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Nauru, that number is 3.3% of GDP.

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.

How big is Nauru compared to Laos? 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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