Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 7.2 years longer


In Papua New Guinea, the average life expectancy is 67 years (65 years for men, 70 years for women). In Grenada, that number is 74 years (72 years for men, 77 years for women).

Economy

make 4.0 times more money


Papua New Guinea has a GDP per capita of $3,700, while in Grenada, the GDP per capita is $14,900.

be 9.6 times more likely to be unemployed


In Papua New Guinea, 2.5% of adults are unemployed. In Grenada, that number is 24.0%.

Life

be 87.4% less likely to die during childbirth


In Papua New Guinea, approximately 215.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Grenada, 27.0 women do.

be 73.3% less likely to die during infancy


In Papua New Guinea, approximately 36.3 children die before they reach the age of one. In Grenada, on the other hand, 9.7 children do.

have 34.6% less children


In Papua New Guinea, there are approximately 23.7 babies per 1,000 people. In Grenada, there are 15.5 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 5.1 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 Grenada, that number is 91% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 80% in rural areas).

be 5.8 times more likely to have internet access


In Papua New Guinea, approximately 9.6% of the population has internet access. In Grenada, about 55.9% do.

be 2.4 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 Grenada, that number is 97% of people on average (99% in urban areas, and 95% in rural areas).

Expenditures

spend 41.9% more on healthcare


Papua New Guinea spends 4.3% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Grenada, that number is 6.1% of GDP.

Geography

see 97.7% less coastline


Papua New Guinea has a total of 5,152 km of coastline. In Grenada, that number is 121 km.

Grenada: At a glance

Grenada is a sovereign country in Central America/Caribbean, with a total land area of approximately 344 sq km. Carib Indians inhabited Grenada when Christopher COLUMBUS discovered the island in 1498, but it remained uncolonized for more than a century. The French settled Grenada in the 17th century, established sugar estates, and imported large numbers of African slaves. Britain took the island in 1762 and vigorously expanded sugar production. In the 19th century, cacao eventually surpassed sugar as the main export crop; in the 20th century, nutmeg became the leading export. In 1967, Britain gave Grenada autonomy over its internal affairs. Full independence was attained in 1974 making Grenada one of the smallest independent countries in the Western Hemisphere. Grenada was seized by a Marxist military council on 19 October 1983. Six days later the island was invaded by US forces and those of six other Caribbean nations, which quickly captured the ringleaders and their hundreds of Cuban advisers. Free elections were reinstituted the following year and have continued since that time.

How big is Grenada 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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