Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Papua New Guinea instead of Micronesia, Federated States of, you would:

Health

be 53.5% less likely to be obese


In Micronesia, Federated States of, 45.8% of adults are obese. In Papua New Guinea, that number is 21.3% of people.

live 5.8 years less


In Micronesia, Federated States of, the average life expectancy is 73 years (71 years for men, 75 years for women). In Papua New Guinea, that number is 67 years (65 years for men, 70 years for women).

Economy

be 84.6% less likely to be unemployed


In Micronesia, Federated States of, 16.2% of adults are unemployed. In Papua New Guinea, that number is 2.5%.

be 38.6% more likely to be live below the poverty line


In Micronesia, Federated States of, 26.7% live below the poverty line. In Papua New Guinea, however, that number is 37.0%.

Life

have 18.5% more children


In Micronesia, Federated States of, there are approximately 20.0 babies per 1,000 people. In Papua New Guinea, there are 23.7 babies per 1,000 people.

be 2.1 times more likely to die during childbirth


In Micronesia, Federated States of, approximately 100.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Papua New Guinea, 215.0 women do.

be 83.3% more likely to die during infancy


In Micronesia, Federated States of, approximately 19.8 children die before they reach the age of one. In Papua New Guinea, on the other hand, 36.3 children do.

Basic Needs

be 69.5% less likely to have access to electricity


In Micronesia, Federated States of, 59% of people have electricity access (100% in urban areas, and 45% in rural areas). In Papua New Guinea, that number is 18% of people on average (72% in urban areas, and 10% in rural areas).

be 69.5% less likely to have internet access


In Micronesia, Federated States of, approximately 31.5% of the population has internet access. In Papua New Guinea, about 9.6% do.

be 55.1% less likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Micronesia, Federated States of, approximately 89% of people have improved drinking water access (95% in urban areas, and 87% in rural areas). In Papua New Guinea, that number is 40% of people on average (88% in urban areas, and 33% in rural areas).

Expenditures

spend 68.6% less on healthcare


Micronesia, Federated States of spends 13.7% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Papua New Guinea, that number is 4.3% of GDP.

Geography

see 15.7% less coastline


Micronesia, Federated States of has a total of 6,112 km of coastline. In Papua New Guinea, that number is 5,152 km.

Papua New Guinea: At a glance

Papua New Guinea (sometimes abbreviated PNG) is a sovereign country in East/Southeast Asia, with a total land area of approximately 452,860 sq km. The eastern half of the island of New Guinea - second largest in the world - was divided between Germany (north) and the UK (south) in 1885. The latter area was transferred to Australia in 1902, which occupied the northern portion during World War I and continued to administer the combined areas until independence in 1975. A nine-year secessionist revolt on the island of Bougainville ended in 1997 after claiming some 20,000 lives.

How big is Papua New Guinea compared to Micronesia, Federated States of? 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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