Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in New Caledonia instead of Moldova, you would:

Health

live 6.9 years longer


In Moldova, the average life expectancy is 71 years (67 years for men, 75 years for women). In New Caledonia, that number is 78 years (74 years for men, 82 years for women).

Economy

make 5.5 times more money


Moldova has a GDP per capita of $5,700, while in New Caledonia, the GDP per capita is $31,100.

be 3.6 times more likely to be unemployed


In Moldova, 4.1% of adults are unemployed. In New Caledonia, that number is 14.7%.

be 77.1% more likely to be live below the poverty line


In Moldova, 9.6% live below the poverty line. In New Caledonia, however, that number is 17.0%.

Life

be 56.7% less likely to die during infancy


In Moldova, approximately 12.0 children die before they reach the age of one. In New Caledonia, on the other hand, 5.2 children do.

have 30.4% more children


In Moldova, there are approximately 11.5 babies per 1,000 people. In New Caledonia, there are 15.0 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 11.4% more likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Moldova, approximately 88% of people have improved drinking water access (97% in urban areas, and 81% in rural areas). In New Caledonia, that number is 98% of people on average (98% in urban areas, and 98% in rural areas).

be 41.0% less likely to have access to electricity


In Moldova, 100% of the population has electricity access. In New Caledonia, 59% of the population do.

New Caledonia: At a glance

New Caledonia is a sovereign country in Australia-Oceania, with a total land area of approximately 18,275 sq km. Settled by both Britain and France during the first half of the 19th century, the island became a French possession in 1853. It served as a penal colony for four decades after 1864. Agitation for independence during the 1980s and early 1990s ended in the 1998 Noumea Accord, which over a period of 15 to 20 years will transfer an increasing amount of governing responsibility from France to New Caledonia. The agreement also commits France to conduct a referendum between 2014 and 2018 to decide whether New Caledonia should assume full sovereignty and independence.

How big is New Caledonia compared to Moldova? 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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