Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 3.6 years longer


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

be 22.1% less likely to be obese


In Papua New Guinea, 21.3% of adults are obese. In Kyrgyzstan, that number is 16.6% of people.

Economy

be 13.2% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Papua New Guinea, 37.0% live below the poverty line. In Kyrgyzstan, however, that number is 32.1%.

be 3.0 times more likely to be unemployed


In Papua New Guinea, 2.5% of adults are unemployed. In Kyrgyzstan, that number is 7.4%.

Life

be 64.7% less likely to die during childbirth


In Papua New Guinea, approximately 215.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Kyrgyzstan, 76.0 women do.

be 55.0% more likely to be literate


In Papua New Guinea, the literacy rate is 64.2%. In Kyrgyzstan, it is 99.5%.

be 28.7% less likely to die during infancy


In Papua New Guinea, approximately 36.3 children die before they reach the age of one. In Kyrgyzstan, on the other hand, 25.9 children do.

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 Kyrgyzstan, 100% of the population do.

be 3.6 times more likely to have internet access


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

be 2.2 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 Kyrgyzstan, that number is 90% of people on average (97% in urban areas, and 86% in rural areas).

Expenditures

spend 51.2% more on healthcare


Papua New Guinea spends 4.3% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Kyrgyzstan, that number is 6.5% of GDP.

Kyrgyzstan: At a glance

Kyrgyzstan is a sovereign country in Central Asia, with a total land area of approximately 191,801 sq km. A Central Asian country of incredible natural beauty and proud nomadic traditions, most of Kyrgyzstan was formally annexed to Russia in 1876. The Kyrgyz staged a major revolt against the Tsarist Empire in 1916 in which almost one-sixth of the Kyrgyz population was killed. Kyrgyzstan became a Soviet republic in 1936 and achieved independence in 1991 when the USSR dissolved. Nationwide demonstrations in the spring of 2005 resulted in the ouster of President Askar AKAEV, who had run the country since 1990. Former prime minister Kurmanbek BAKIEV overwhelmingly won the presidential election in the summer of 2005. Over the next few years, he manipulated the parliament to accrue new powers for the presidency. In July 2009, after months of harassment against his opponents and media critics, BAKIEV won re-election in a presidential campaign that the international community deemed flawed. In April 2010, violent protests in Bishkek led to the collapse of the BAKIEV regime and his eventual fleeing to Minsk, Belarus. His successor, Roza OTUNBAEVA, served as transitional president until Almazbek ATAMBAEV was inaugurated in December 2011, marking the first peaceful transfer of presidential power in independent Kyrgyzstan's history. Continuing concerns include: the trajectory of democratization, endemic corruption, poor interethnic relations, and terrorism.

How big is Kyrgyzstan 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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