Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 14.6 years longer


In Papua New Guinea, the average life expectancy is 67 years (65 years for men, 70 years for women). In Jersey, that number is 82 years (80 years for men, 85 years for women).

Economy

make 15.3 times more money


Papua New Guinea has a GDP per capita of $3,700, while in Jersey, the GDP per capita is $56,600.

be 60.0% more likely to be unemployed


In Papua New Guinea, 2.5% of adults are unemployed. In Jersey, that number is 4.0%.

Life

be 89.5% less likely to die during infancy


In Papua New Guinea, approximately 36.3 children die before they reach the age of one. In Jersey, on the other hand, 3.8 children do.

have 47.7% less children


In Papua New Guinea, there are approximately 23.7 babies per 1,000 people. In Jersey, there are 12.4 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 Jersey, 100% of the population do.

be 6.2 times more likely to have internet access


In Papua New Guinea, approximately 9.6% of the population has internet access. In Jersey, about 59.6% do.

Geography

see 98.6% less coastline


Papua New Guinea has a total of 5,152 km of coastline. In Jersey, that number is 70 km.

Jersey: At a glance

Jersey is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 116 sq km. Jersey and the other Channel Islands represent the last remnants of the medieval Dukedom of Normandy that held sway in both France and England. These islands were the only British soil occupied by German troops in World War II. Jersey is a British crown dependency but is not part of the UK or of the European Union. However, the UK Government is constitutionally responsible for its defense and international representation.

How big is Jersey 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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