Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 12.2 years longer


In Papua New Guinea, the average life expectancy is 67 years (65 years for men, 70 years for women). In Denmark, that number is 80 years (77 years for men, 82 years for women).

Economy

make 13.5 times more money


Papua New Guinea has a GDP per capita of $3,700, while in Denmark, the GDP per capita is $49,900.

be 63.8% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Papua New Guinea, 37.0% live below the poverty line. In Denmark, however, that number is 13.4%.

be 2.3 times more likely to be unemployed


In Papua New Guinea, 2.5% of adults are unemployed. In Denmark, that number is 5.8%.

spend 32.9% more on taxes


Papua New Guinea has a top tax rate of 42.0%. In Denmark, the top tax rate is 55.8%.

Life

be 97.2% less likely to die during childbirth


In Papua New Guinea, approximately 215.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Denmark, 6.0 women do.

be 89.0% less likely to die during infancy


In Papua New Guinea, approximately 36.3 children die before they reach the age of one. In Denmark, on the other hand, 4.0 children do.

have 55.7% less children


In Papua New Guinea, there are approximately 23.7 babies per 1,000 people. In Denmark, there are 10.5 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 5.6 times more likely to have access to electricity


In Papua New Guinea, 18% of the population has electricity access. In Denmark, 100% of the population do.

be 10.1 times more likely to have internet access


In Papua New Guinea, approximately 9.6% of the population has internet access. In Denmark, about 97.0% 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 Denmark, that number is 100% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 100% in rural areas).

Expenditures

spend 2.5 times more on healthcare


Papua New Guinea spends 4.3% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Denmark, that number is 10.8% of GDP.

Geography

see 42.0% more coastline


Papua New Guinea has a total of 5,152 km of coastline. In Denmark, that number is 7,314 km.

Denmark: At a glance

Denmark is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 42,434 sq km. Once the seat of Viking raiders and later a major north European power, Denmark has evolved into a modern, prosperous nation that is participating in the general political and economic integration of Europe. It joined NATO in 1949 and the EEC (now the EU) in 1973. However, the country has opted out of certain elements of the European Union's Maastricht Treaty, including the European Economic and Monetary Union (EMU), European defense cooperation, and issues concerning certain justice and home affairs.

How big is Denmark 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, Danish Central Tax Administration, Internal Revenue Commission, Papua New Guinea.

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