Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Papua New Guinea instead of Mongolia, you would:

Health

live 3.0 years less


In Mongolia, the average life expectancy is 71 years (67 years for men, 75 years for women) as of 2020. In Papua New Guinea, that number is 68 years (66 years for men, 70 years for women) as of 2020.

Economy

be 68.8% less likely to be unemployed


In Mongolia, 8.0% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Papua New Guinea, that number is 2.5% as of 2017.

make 73.0% less money


Mongolia has a GDP per capita of $13,700 as of 2018, while in Papua New Guinea, the GDP per capita is $3,700 as of 2017.

be 25.0% more likely to be live below the poverty line


In Mongolia, 29.6% live below the poverty line as of 2016. In Papua New Guinea, however, that number is 37.0% as of 2002.

pay a 4.2 times higher top tax rate


Mongolia has a top tax rate of 10.0% as of 2016. In Papua New Guinea, the top tax rate is 42.0% as of 2016.

Life

have 35.5% more children


In Mongolia, there are approximately 16.6 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Papua New Guinea, there are 22.5 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

be 3.2 times more likely to die during childbirth


In Mongolia, approximately 45.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Papua New Guinea, 145.0 women do as of 2017.

be 34.8% less likely to be literate


In Mongolia, the literacy rate is 98.4% as of 2018. In Papua New Guinea, it is 64.2% as of 2015.

be 72.9% more likely to die during infancy


In Mongolia, approximately 19.2 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Papua New Guinea, on the other hand, 33.2 children do as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 72.0% less likely to have access to electricity


In Mongolia, approximately 82% of people have electricity access (96% in urban areas, and 44% in rural areas) as of 2016. In Papua New Guinea, that number is 23% of people on average (73% in urban areas, and 16% in rural areas) as of 2016.

be 52.7% less likely to have internet access


In Mongolia, approximately 23.7% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Papua New Guinea, about 11.2% do as of 2018.

be 49.6% less likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Mongolia, approximately 85% of people have improved drinking water access (98% in urban areas, and 59% in rural areas) as of 2017. In Papua New Guinea, that number is 43% of people on average (89% in urban areas, and 36% in rural areas) as of 2017.

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 Mongolia? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Internal Revenue Commission, Papua New Guinea, General Department of National Taxation.

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