Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 6.7 years longer


In Papua New Guinea, the average life expectancy is 67 years (65 years for men, 70 years for women). In Brazil, that number is 74 years (70 years for men, 78 years for women).

Economy

make 4.2 times more money


Papua New Guinea has a GDP per capita of $3,700, while in Brazil, the GDP per capita is $15,600.

be 88.6% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Papua New Guinea, 37.0% live below the poverty line. In Brazil, however, that number is 4.2%.

spend 34.5% less on taxes


Papua New Guinea has a top tax rate of 42.0%. In Brazil, the top tax rate is 27.5%.

be 4.7 times more likely to be unemployed


In Papua New Guinea, 2.5% of adults are unemployed. In Brazil, that number is 11.8%.

Life

be 79.5% less likely to die during childbirth


In Papua New Guinea, approximately 215.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Brazil, 44.0 women do.

be 44.2% more likely to be literate


In Papua New Guinea, the literacy rate is 64.2%. In Brazil, it is 92.6%.

be 51.8% less likely to die during infancy


In Papua New Guinea, approximately 36.3 children die before they reach the age of one. In Brazil, on the other hand, 17.5 children do.

have 40.5% fewer children


In Papua New Guinea, there are approximately 23.7 babies per 1,000 people. In Brazil, there are 14.1 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 5.5 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 Brazil, that number is 100% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 97% in rural areas).

be 6.2 times more likely to have internet access


In Papua New Guinea, approximately 9.6% of the population has internet access. In Brazil, about 59.7% 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 Brazil, that number is 98% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 87% in rural areas).

Expenditures

spend 93.0% more on healthcare


Papua New Guinea spends 4.3% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Brazil, that number is 8.3% of GDP.

Geography

see 45.4% more coastline


Papua New Guinea has a total of 5,152 km of coastline. In Brazil, that number is 7,491 km.

Brazil: At a glance

Brazil is a sovereign country in South America, with a total land area of approximately 8,358,140 sq km. Following more than three centuries under Portuguese rule, Brazil gained its independence in 1822, maintaining a monarchical system of government until the abolition of slavery in 1888 and the subsequent proclamation of a republic by the military in 1889. Brazilian coffee exporters politically dominated the country until populist leader Getulio VARGAS rose to power in 1930. By far the largest and most populous country in South America, Brazil underwent more than a half century of populist and military government until 1985, when the military regime peacefully ceded power to civilian rulers. Brazil continues to pursue industrial and agricultural growth and development of its interior. Exploiting vast natural resources and a large labor pool, it is today South America's leading economic power and a regional leader, one of the first in the area to begin an economic recovery. High income inequality and crime remain pressing problems, as well as recent years' slow down in economic growth.

How big is Brazil compared to Papua New Guinea? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: Secretaria da Receita Federal do Brasil, The World Factbook, Internal Revenue Commission, Papua New Guinea.

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