Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 13.3 years longer


In Papua New Guinea, the average life expectancy is 68 years (66 years for men, 70 years for women) as of 2020. In Greece, that number is 81 years (78 years for men, 84 years for women) as of 2020.

be 16.9% more likely to be obese


In Papua New Guinea, 21.3% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Greece, that number is 24.9% of people as of 2016.

Economy

make 7.5 times more money


Papua New Guinea has a GDP per capita of $3,700 as of 2017, while in Greece, the GDP per capita is $27,800 as of 2017.

be 8.6 times more likely to be unemployed


In Papua New Guinea, 2.5% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Greece, that number is 21.5% as of 2017.

pay a 14.3% higher top tax rate


Papua New Guinea has a top tax rate of 42.0% as of 2016. In Greece, the top tax rate is 48.0% as of 2016.

Life

be 97.9% less likely to die during childbirth


In Papua New Guinea, approximately 145.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Greece, 3.0 women do as of 2017.

be 52.2% more likely to be literate


In Papua New Guinea, the literacy rate is 64.2% as of 2015. In Greece, it is 97.7% as of 2015.

be 88.9% less likely to die during infancy


In Papua New Guinea, approximately 33.2 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Greece, on the other hand, 3.7 children do as of 2020.

have 65.3% fewer children


In Papua New Guinea, there are approximately 22.5 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Greece, there are 7.8 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 4.4 times more likely to have access to electricity


In Papua New Guinea, approximately 23% of the population has electricity access as of 2016. In Greece, 100% of the population do as of 2016.

be 6.5 times more likely to have internet access


In Papua New Guinea, approximately 11.2% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Greece, about 73.0% do as of 2018.

be 2.3 times more likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Papua New Guinea, approximately 43% of people have improved drinking water access (89% in urban areas, and 36% in rural areas) as of 2017. In Greece, that number is 100% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 100% in rural areas) as of 2017.

Geography

see 2.7 times more coastline


Papua New Guinea has a total of 5,152 km of coastline. In Greece, that number is 13,676 km.

Greece: At a glance

Greece is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 130,647 sq km. Greece achieved independence from the Ottoman Empire in 1830. During the second half of the 19th century and the first half of the 20th century, it gradually added neighboring islands and territories, most with Greek-speaking populations. In World War II, Greece was first invaded by Italy (1940) and subsequently occupied by Germany (1941-44); fighting endured in a protracted civil war between supporters of the king and other anti-communist and communist rebels. Following the latter's defeat in 1949, Greece joined NATO in 1952. In 1967, a group of military officers seized power, establishing a military dictatorship that suspended many political liberties and forced the king to flee the country. In 1974, democratic elections and a referendum created a parliamentary republic and abolished the monarchy. In 1981, Greece joined the EC (now the EU); it became the 12th member of the European Economic and Monetary Union in 2001. In 2010, the prospect of a Greek default on its euro-denominated debt created severe strains within the EMU and raised the question of whether a member country might voluntarily leave the common currency or be removed.

How big is Greece 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, GSIS, Greece, Internal Revenue Commission, Papua New Guinea.

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