Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 72.0% more likely to be obese


In Libya, 32.5% of adults are obese. In Cook Islands, that number is 55.9% of people.

Economy

make 67.0% more money


Libya has a GDP per capita of $10,000, while in Cook Islands, the GDP per capita is $16,700.

be 56.3% less likely to be unemployed


In Libya, 30.0% of adults are unemployed. In Cook Islands, that number is 13.1%.

Life

be 20.4% more likely to die during infancy


In Libya, approximately 10.8 children die before they reach the age of one. In Cook Islands, on the other hand, 13.0 children do.

have 20.0% less children


In Libya, there are approximately 17.5 babies per 1,000 people. In Cook Islands, there are 14.0 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 2.7 times more likely to have internet access


In Libya, approximately 20.3% of the population has internet access. In Cook Islands, about 54.0% do.

be 83.6% more likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Libya, approximately 54% of people have improved drinking water access (54% in urban areas, and 55% in rural areas). In Cook Islands, that number is 100% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 100% in rural areas).

Expenditures

spend 32.0% less on healthcare


Libya spends 5.0% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Cook Islands, that number is 3.4% of GDP.

Geography

see 93.2% less coastline


Libya has a total of 1,770 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 Libya? 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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