Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 63.4% less likely to be obese


In Papua New Guinea, 21.3% of adults are obese. In Comoros, that number is 7.8% of people.

live 2.7 years less


In Papua New Guinea, the average life expectancy is 67 years (65 years for men, 70 years for women). In Comoros, that number is 65 years (62 years for men, 67 years for women).

Economy

make 56.8% less money


Papua New Guinea has a GDP per capita of $3,700, while in Comoros, the GDP per capita is $1,600.

be 2.6 times more likely to be unemployed


In Papua New Guinea, 2.5% of adults are unemployed. In Comoros, that number is 6.5%.

be 21.1% more likely to be live below the poverty line


In Papua New Guinea, 37.0% live below the poverty line. In Comoros, however, that number is 44.8%.

Life

be 21.2% more likely to be literate


In Papua New Guinea, the literacy rate is 64.2%. In Comoros, it is 77.8%.

have 10.1% more children


In Papua New Guinea, there are approximately 23.7 babies per 1,000 people. In Comoros, there are 26.1 babies per 1,000 people.

be 55.8% more likely to die during childbirth


In Papua New Guinea, approximately 215.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Comoros, 335.0 women do.

be 65.3% more likely to die during infancy


In Papua New Guinea, approximately 36.3 children die before they reach the age of one. In Comoros, on the other hand, 60.0 children do.

Basic Needs

be 3.8 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 Comoros, that number is 69% of people on average (89% in urban areas, and 62% in rural areas).

be 2.3 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 Comoros, that number is 90% of people on average (93% in urban areas, and 89% in rural areas).

be 17.7% less likely to have internet access


In Papua New Guinea, approximately 9.6% of the population has internet access. In Comoros, about 7.9% do.

Expenditures

spend 55.8% more on healthcare


Papua New Guinea spends 4.3% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Comoros, that number is 6.7% of GDP.

Geography

see 93.4% less coastline


Papua New Guinea has a total of 5,152 km of coastline. In Comoros, that number is 340 km.

Comoros: At a glance

Comoros is a sovereign country in Africa, with a total land area of approximately 2,235 sq km. Comoros has endured more than 20 coups or attempted coups since gaining independence from France in 1975. In 1997, the islands of Anjouan and Moheli declared independence from Comoros. In 1999, military chief Col. AZALI seized power of the entire government in a bloodless coup, and helped negotiate the 2000 Fomboni Accords power-sharing agreement in which the federal presidency rotates among the three islands, and each island maintains its local government. AZALI won the 2002 federal presidential election, and each island in the archipelago elected its president. AZALI stepped down in 2006 and President SAMBI was elected to office. In 2007, Mohamed BACAR effected Anjouan's de-facto secession from the Union of Comoros, refusing to step down when Comoros' other islands held legitimate elections in July. The African Union (AU) initially attempted to resolve the political crisis by applying sanctions and a naval blockade to Anjouan, but in March 2008 the AU and Comoran soldiers seized the island. The island's inhabitants generally welcomed the move. In May 2011, Ikililou DHOININE won the presidency in peaceful elections widely deemed to be free and fair.

How big is Comoros 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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