Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 3.6 times more likely to be obese


In Malaysia, 15.6% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Cook Islands, that number is 55.9% of people as of 2016.

Economy

make 42.6% less money


Malaysia has a GDP per capita of $29,100 as of 2017, while in Cook Islands, the GDP per capita is $16,700 as of 2016.

be 3.9 times more likely to be unemployed


In Malaysia, 3.4% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Cook Islands, that number is 13.1% as of 2005.

Life

have 27.3% fewer children


In Malaysia, there are approximately 18.3 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Cook Islands, there are 13.3 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 33.5% less likely to have internet access


In Malaysia, approximately 81.2% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Cook Islands, about 54.0% do as of 2018.

Geography

see 97.4% less coastline


Malaysia has a total of 4,675 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 Malaysia? 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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