Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Antigua and Barbuda instead of Papua New Guinea, you would:

Health

live 9.4 years longer


In Papua New Guinea, the average life expectancy is 67 years (65 years for men, 70 years for women). In Antigua and Barbuda, that number is 77 years (75 years for men, 79 years for women).

be 11.3% less likely to be obese


In Papua New Guinea, 21.3% of adults are obese. In Antigua and Barbuda, that number is 18.9% of people.

Economy

make 7.1 times more money


Papua New Guinea has a GDP per capita of $3,700, while in Antigua and Barbuda, the GDP per capita is $26,300.

be 4.4 times more likely to be unemployed


In Papua New Guinea, 2.5% of adults are unemployed. In Antigua and Barbuda, that number is 11.0%.

Life

be 54.2% more likely to be literate


In Papua New Guinea, the literacy rate is 64.2%. In Antigua and Barbuda, it is 99.0%.

be 66.7% less likely to die during infancy


In Papua New Guinea, approximately 36.3 children die before they reach the age of one. In Antigua and Barbuda, on the other hand, 12.1 children do.

have 33.8% less children


In Papua New Guinea, there are approximately 23.7 babies per 1,000 people. In Antigua and Barbuda, there are 15.7 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 5.1 times more likely to have access to electricity


In Papua New Guinea, 18% of people have electricity access (72% in urban areas, and 10% in rural areas). In Antigua and Barbuda, that number is 91% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 80% in rural areas).

be 6.8 times more likely to have internet access


In Papua New Guinea, approximately 9.6% of the population has internet access. In Antigua and Barbuda, about 65.2% do.

be 2.4 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 Antigua and Barbuda, that number is 98% of people on average (98% in urban areas, and 98% in rural areas).

Expenditures

spend 27.9% more on healthcare


Papua New Guinea spends 4.3% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Antigua and Barbuda, that number is 5.5% of GDP.

Geography

see 97.0% less coastline


Papua New Guinea has a total of 5,152 km of coastline. In Antigua and Barbuda, that number is 153 km.

Antigua and Barbuda: At a glance

Antigua and Barbuda is a sovereign country in Central America/Caribbean, with a total land area of approximately 442 sq km. The Siboney were the first people to inhabit the islands of Antigua and Barbuda in 2400 B.C., but Arawak Indians populated the islands when COLUMBUS landed on his second voyage in 1493. Early Spanish and French settlements were succeeded by an English colony in 1667. Slavery, established to run the sugar plantations on Antigua, was abolished in 1834. The islands became an independent state within the British Commonwealth of Nations in 1981.

How big is Antigua and Barbuda 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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