Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 14.0 years longer


In Papua New Guinea, the average life expectancy is 67 years (65 years for men, 70 years for women). In Cayman Islands, that number is 81 years (79 years for men, 84 years for women).

Economy

make 11.8 times more money


Papua New Guinea has a GDP per capita of $3,700, while in Cayman Islands, the GDP per capita is $43,800.

be 60.0% more likely to be unemployed


In Papua New Guinea, 2.5% of adults are unemployed. In Cayman Islands, that number is 4.0%.

Life

be 54.0% more likely to be literate


In Papua New Guinea, the literacy rate is 64.2%. In Cayman Islands, it is 98.9%.

be 83.7% less likely to die during infancy


In Papua New Guinea, approximately 36.3 children die before they reach the age of one. In Cayman Islands, on the other hand, 5.9 children do.

have 49.4% less children


In Papua New Guinea, there are approximately 23.7 babies per 1,000 people. In Cayman Islands, there are 12.0 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 Cayman Islands, that number is 91% of people on average (91% in urban areas, and 80% in rural areas).

be 8.2 times more likely to have internet access


In Papua New Guinea, approximately 9.6% of the population has internet access. In Cayman Islands, about 79.0% 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. In Cayman Islands, 97% of people do.

Geography

see 96.9% less coastline


Papua New Guinea has a total of 5,152 km of coastline. In Cayman Islands, that number is 160 km.

Cayman Islands: At a glance

Cayman Islands is a sovereign country in Central America/Caribbean, with a total land area of approximately 264 sq km. The Cayman Islands were colonized from Jamaica by the British during the 18th and 19th centuries and were administered by Jamaica after 1863. In 1959, the islands became a territory within the Federation of the West Indies. When the Federation dissolved in 1962, the Cayman Islands chose to remain a British dependency.

How big is Cayman Islands 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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