Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 5.3 years longer


In Papua New Guinea, the average life expectancy is 67 years (65 years for men, 70 years for women). In Guatemala, that number is 73 years (71 years for men, 75 years for women).

Economy

make 2.2 times more money


Papua New Guinea has a GDP per capita of $3,700, while in Guatemala, the GDP per capita is $8,100.

spend 83.3% less on taxes


Papua New Guinea has a top tax rate of 42.0%. In Guatemala, the top tax rate is 7.0%.

be 60.3% more likely to be live below the poverty line


In Papua New Guinea, 37.0% live below the poverty line. In Guatemala, however, that number is 59.3%.

Life

be 59.1% less likely to die during childbirth


In Papua New Guinea, approximately 215.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Guatemala, 88.0 women do.

be 26.9% more likely to be literate


In Papua New Guinea, the literacy rate is 64.2%. In Guatemala, it is 81.5%.

be 41.3% less likely to die during infancy


In Papua New Guinea, approximately 36.3 children die before they reach the age of one. In Guatemala, on the other hand, 21.3 children do.

Basic Needs

be 4.3 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 Guatemala, that number is 78% of people on average (85% in urban areas, and 72% in rural areas).

be 3.6 times more likely to have internet access


In Papua New Guinea, approximately 9.6% of the population has internet access. In Guatemala, about 34.5% do.

be 2.3 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 Guatemala, that number is 93% of people on average (98% in urban areas, and 87% in rural areas).

Expenditures

spend 44.2% more on healthcare


Papua New Guinea spends 4.3% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Guatemala, that number is 6.2% of GDP.

Geography

see 92.2% less coastline


Papua New Guinea has a total of 5,152 km of coastline. In Guatemala, that number is 400 km.

Guatemala: At a glance

Guatemala is a sovereign country in Central America/Caribbean, with a total land area of approximately 107,159 sq km. The Maya civilization flourished in Guatemala and surrounding regions during the first millennium A.D. After almost three centuries as a Spanish colony, Guatemala won its independence in 1821. During the second half of the 20th century, it experienced a variety of military and civilian governments, as well as a 36-year guerrilla war. In 1996, the government signed a peace agreement formally ending the internal conflict, which had left more than 200,000 people dead and had created, by some estimates, about 1 million refugees.

How big is Guatemala 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, Internal Revenue Commission, Papua New Guinea, Superintendence of the Tax Administration.

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