Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 9.0 years less


In Macedonia, the average life expectancy is 76 years (74 years for men, 79 years for women). In Nauru, that number is 67 years (63 years for men, 71 years for women).

be 2.7 times more likely to be obese


In Macedonia, 22.4% of adults are obese. In Nauru, that number is 61.0% of people.

Economy

make 18.1% less money


Macedonia has a GDP per capita of $14,900, while in Nauru, the GDP per capita is $12,200.

Life

have 2.1 times more children


In Macedonia, there are approximately 11.4 babies per 1,000 people. In Nauru, there are 24.0 babies per 1,000 people.

Expenditures

spend 49.2% less on healthcare


Macedonia spends 6.5% 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 Macedonia? 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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