Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Liechtenstein 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 Liechtenstein, that number is 82 years (80 years for men, 85 years for women).

Economy

make 37.6 times more money


Papua New Guinea has a GDP per capita of $3,700, while in Liechtenstein, the GDP per capita is $139,100.

spend 42.9% less on taxes


Papua New Guinea has a top tax rate of 42.0%. In Liechtenstein, the top tax rate is 24.0%.

Life

be 88.4% less likely to die during infancy


In Papua New Guinea, approximately 36.3 children die before they reach the age of one. In Liechtenstein, on the other hand, 4.2 children do.

have 56.1% less children


In Papua New Guinea, there are approximately 23.7 babies per 1,000 people. In Liechtenstein, there are 10.4 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 Liechtenstein, 100% of the population do.

be 10.2 times more likely to have internet access


In Papua New Guinea, approximately 9.6% of the population has internet access. In Liechtenstein, about 98.1% do.

Liechtenstein: At a glance

Liechtenstein is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 160 sq km. The Principality of Liechtenstein was established within the Holy Roman Empire in 1719. Occupied by both French and Russian troops during the Napoleonic Wars, it became a sovereign state in 1806 and joined the Germanic Confederation in 1815. Liechtenstein became fully independent in 1866 when the Confederation dissolved. Until the end of World War I, it was closely tied to Austria, but the economic devastation caused by that conflict forced Liechtenstein to enter into a customs and monetary union with Switzerland. Since World War II (in which Liechtenstein remained neutral), the country's low taxes have spurred outstanding economic growth. In 2000, shortcomings in banking regulatory oversight resulted in concerns about the use of financial institutions for money laundering. However, Liechtenstein implemented anti-money laundering legislation and a Mutual Legal Assistance Treaty with the US that went into effect in 2003.

How big is Liechtenstein 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, Ministry of Finance, Internal Revenue Commission, Papua New Guinea.

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