Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 15.6 years longer


In Papua New Guinea, the average life expectancy is 67 years (65 years for men, 70 years for women). In Andorra, that number is 83 years (81 years for men, 85 years for women).

be 20.2% more likely to be obese


In Papua New Guinea, 21.3% of adults are obese. In Andorra, that number is 25.6% of people.

Economy

make 13.5 times more money


Papua New Guinea has a GDP per capita of $3,700, while in Andorra, the GDP per capita is $49,900.

be 48.0% more likely to be unemployed


In Papua New Guinea, 2.5% of adults are unemployed. In Andorra, that number is 3.7%.

Life

be 55.8% more likely to be literate


In Papua New Guinea, the literacy rate is 64.2%. In Andorra, it is 100.0%.

be 90.1% less likely to die during infancy


In Papua New Guinea, approximately 36.3 children die before they reach the age of one. In Andorra, on the other hand, 3.6 children do.

have 68.4% less children


In Papua New Guinea, there are approximately 23.7 babies per 1,000 people. In Andorra, there are 7.5 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 5.6 times more likely to have access to electricity


In Papua New Guinea, 18% of the population has electricity access. In Andorra, 100% of the population do.

be 10.2 times more likely to have internet access


In Papua New Guinea, approximately 9.6% of the population has internet access. In Andorra, about 97.9% do.

be 2.5 times more likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Papua New Guinea, approximately 40% of people have improved drinking water access (88% in urban areas, and 33% in rural areas). In Andorra, that number is 100% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 100% in rural areas).

Expenditures

spend 88.4% more on healthcare


Papua New Guinea spends 4.3% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Andorra, that number is 8.1% of GDP.

Andorra: At a glance

Andorra is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 468 sq km. The landlocked Principality of Andorra is one of the smallest states in Europe, nestled high in the Pyrenees between the French and Spanish borders. For 715 years, from 1278 to 1993, Andorrans lived under a unique co-principality, ruled by French and Spanish leaders (from 1607 onward, the French chief of state and the Bishop of Urgell). In 1993, this feudal system was modified with the introduction of a modern, constitution; the co-princes remained as titular heads of state, but the government transformed into a parliamentary democracy. Andorra has become a popular tourist destination visited by approximately ten million people each year drawn by the winter sports, summer climate, and duty-free shopping. Andorra has also become a wealthy international commercial center because of its mature banking sector and low taxes. As part of its effort to modernize its economy, Andorra has opened to foreign investment, and engaged in other reforms, such as advancing tax initiatives aimed at supporting a broader infrastructure. Although not a member of the European Union (EU), Andorra enjoys a special relationship with the EU and uses the euro as its national currency.

How big is Andorra compared to Papua New Guinea? 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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