Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 8.7 years longer


In Papua New Guinea, the average life expectancy is 67 years (65 years for men, 70 years for women). In Guam, that number is 76 years (74 years for men, 79 years for women).

Economy

make 9.6 times more money


Papua New Guinea has a GDP per capita of $3,700, while in Guam, the GDP per capita is $35,600.

be 37.8% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Papua New Guinea, 37.0% live below the poverty line. In Guam, however, that number is 23.0%.

be 80.0% more likely to be unemployed


In Papua New Guinea, 2.5% of adults are unemployed. In Guam, that number is 4.5%.

Life

be 65.3% less likely to die during infancy


In Papua New Guinea, approximately 36.3 children die before they reach the age of one. In Guam, on the other hand, 12.6 children do.

have 16.9% less children


In Papua New Guinea, there are approximately 23.7 babies per 1,000 people. In Guam, there are 19.7 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 3.3 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 Guam, that number is 59% of people on average (60% in urban areas, and 45% in rural areas).

be 8.0 times more likely to have internet access


In Papua New Guinea, approximately 9.6% of the population has internet access. In Guam, about 77.0% 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 Guam, that number is 100% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 100% in rural areas).

Geography

see 97.6% less coastline


Papua New Guinea has a total of 5,152 km of coastline. In Guam, that number is 126 km.

Guam: At a glance

Guam is a sovereign country in Australia-Oceania, with a total land area of approximately 544 sq km. Spain ceded Guam to the US in 1898. Captured by the Japanese in 1941, it was retaken by the US three years later. The military installations on the island are some of the most strategically important US bases in the Pacific.

How big is Guam 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.

question_answer HAVE A QUESTION? ASK THE COMMUNITY

Join the Elsewhere community and ask a question about Guam. It's a free, question-and-answer based forum to discuss what life is like in countries and cities around the world.

Share this