Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 13.5 years longer


In Papua New Guinea, the average life expectancy is 67 years (65 years for men, 70 years for women). In Germany, that number is 81 years (78 years for men, 83 years for women).

Economy

make 13.6 times more money


Papua New Guinea has a GDP per capita of $3,700, while in Germany, the GDP per capita is $50,400.

be 54.9% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Papua New Guinea, 37.0% live below the poverty line. In Germany, however, that number is 16.7%.

be 52.0% more likely to be unemployed


In Papua New Guinea, 2.5% of adults are unemployed. In Germany, that number is 3.8%.

spend 13.1% more on taxes


Papua New Guinea has a top tax rate of 42.0%. In Germany, the top tax rate is 47.5%.

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 Germany, 6.0 women do.

be 90.6% less likely to die during infancy


In Papua New Guinea, approximately 36.3 children die before they reach the age of one. In Germany, on the other hand, 3.4 children do.

have 63.7% fewer children


In Papua New Guinea, there are approximately 23.7 babies per 1,000 people. In Germany, there are 8.6 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 Germany, 100% of the population do.

be 9.3 times more likely to have internet access


In Papua New Guinea, approximately 9.6% of the population has internet access. In Germany, about 89.6% 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 Germany, that number is 100% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 100% in rural areas).

Expenditures

spend 2.6 times more on healthcare


Papua New Guinea spends 4.3% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Germany, that number is 11.3% of GDP.

Geography

see 53.6% less coastline


Papua New Guinea has a total of 5,152 km of coastline. In Germany, that number is 2,389 km.

Germany: At a glance

Germany is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 348,672 sq km. As Europe's largest economy and second most populous nation (after Russia), Germany is a key member of the continent's economic, political, and defense organizations. European power struggles immersed Germany in two devastating World Wars in the first half of the 20th century and left the country occupied by the victorious Allied powers of the US, UK, France, and the Soviet Union in 1945. With the advent of the Cold War, two German states were formed in 1949: the western Federal Republic of Germany (FRG) and the eastern German Democratic Republic (GDR). The democratic FRG embedded itself in key Western economic and security organizations, the EC, which became the EU, and NATO, while the communist GDR was on the front line of the Soviet-led Warsaw Pact. The decline of the USSR and the end of the Cold War allowed for German unification in 1990. Since then, Germany has expended considerable funds to bring Eastern productivity and wages up to Western standards. In January 1999, Germany and 10 other EU countries introduced a common European exchange currency, the euro.

How big is Germany 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, Federal Central Tax Office (BZSt), Internal Revenue Commission, Papua New Guinea.

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