Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Central African Republic instead of Papua New Guinea, you would:

Health

be 64.8% less likely to be obese


In Papua New Guinea, 21.3% of adults are obese. In Central African Republic, that number is 7.5% of people.

be 4.4 times more likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


In Papua New Guinea, 0.9% of people are living with AIDS/HIV. In Central African Republic, that number is 4.0% of people.

live 14.5 years less


In Papua New Guinea, the average life expectancy is 67 years (65 years for men, 70 years for women). In Central African Republic, that number is 53 years (51 years for men, 54 years for women).

Economy

make 81.1% less money


Papua New Guinea has a GDP per capita of $3,700, while in Central African Republic, the GDP per capita is $700.

be 2.8 times more likely to be unemployed


In Papua New Guinea, 2.5% of adults are unemployed. In Central African Republic, that number is 6.9%.

Life

have 44.7% more children


In Papua New Guinea, there are approximately 23.7 babies per 1,000 people. In Central African Republic, there are 34.3 babies per 1,000 people.

be 4.1 times more likely to die during childbirth


In Papua New Guinea, approximately 215.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Central African Republic, 882.0 women do.

be 42.7% less likely to be literate


In Papua New Guinea, the literacy rate is 64.2%. In Central African Republic, it is 36.8%.

be 2.4 times more likely to die during infancy


In Papua New Guinea, approximately 36.3 children die before they reach the age of one. In Central African Republic, on the other hand, 86.3 children do.

Basic Needs

be 71.2% 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 Central African Republic, that number is 68% of people on average (90% in urban areas, and 54% in rural areas).

be 83.3% less 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 Central African Republic, that number is 3% of people on average (5% in urban areas, and 1% in rural areas).

be 52.1% less likely to have internet access


In Papua New Guinea, approximately 9.6% of the population has internet access. In Central African Republic, about 4.6% do.

Central African Republic: At a glance

Central African Republic is a sovereign country in Africa, with a total land area of approximately 622,984 sq km. The former French colony of Ubangi-Shari became the Central African Republic upon independence in 1960. After three tumultuous decades of misrule - mostly by military governments - civilian rule was established in 1993 and lasted for one decade. In March, 2003 President Ange-Felix PATASSE was deposed in a military coup led by General Francois BOZIZE, who established a transitional government. Elections held in 2005 affirmed General BOZIZE as president; he was reelected in 2011 in voting widely viewed as flawed. The government still does not fully control the countryside, where pockets of lawlessness persist. The militant group the Lord's Resistance Army continues to destabilize southeastern Central African Republic, and several rebel groups joined together in early December 2012 to launch a series of attacks that left them in control of numerous towns in the northern and central parts of the country. The rebels - who are unhappy with BOZIZE's government - participated in peace talks in early January 2013 which resulted in a coalition government including the rebellion's leadership. In March 2013, the coalition government dissolved, rebels seized the capital, and President BOZIZE fled the country. Rebel leader Michel DJOTODIA assumed the presidency, reappointed Nicolas TIANGAYE as Prime Minister, and established a transitional government on 31 March. On 13 April 2013, the National Transitional Council affirmed DJOTODIA as President.

How big is Central African Republic 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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