Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 11.6 years longer


In Papua New Guinea, the average life expectancy is 67 years (65 years for men, 70 years for women). In Qatar, that number is 79 years (77 years for men, 81 years for women).

be 64.8% more likely to be obese


In Papua New Guinea, 21.3% of adults are obese. In Qatar, that number is 35.1% of people.

Economy

make 33.6 times more money


Papua New Guinea has a GDP per capita of $3,700, while in Qatar, the GDP per capita is $124,500.

be 76.0% less likely to be unemployed


In Papua New Guinea, 2.5% of adults are unemployed. In Qatar, that number is 0.6%.

Life

be 94.0% less likely to die during childbirth


In Papua New Guinea, approximately 215.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Qatar, 13.0 women do.

be 51.6% more likely to be literate


In Papua New Guinea, the literacy rate is 64.2%. In Qatar, it is 97.3%.

be 82.9% less likely to die during infancy


In Papua New Guinea, approximately 36.3 children die before they reach the age of one. In Qatar, on the other hand, 6.2 children do.

have 59.5% less children


In Papua New Guinea, there are approximately 23.7 babies per 1,000 people. In Qatar, there are 9.6 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 5.4 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 Qatar, that number is 98% of people on average (98% in urban areas, and 93% in rural areas).

be 9.8 times more likely to have internet access


In Papua New Guinea, approximately 9.6% of the population has internet access. In Qatar, about 94.3% 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 Qatar, that number is 100% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 100% in rural areas).

Expenditures

spend 48.8% less on healthcare


Papua New Guinea spends 4.3% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Qatar, that number is 2.2% of GDP.

Geography

see 89.1% less coastline


Papua New Guinea has a total of 5,152 km of coastline. In Qatar, that number is 563 km.

Qatar: At a glance

Qatar is a sovereign country in Middle East, with a total land area of approximately 11,586 sq km. Ruled by the Al Thani family since the mid-1800s, Qatar transformed itself from a poor British protectorate noted mainly for pearling into an independent state with significant oil and natural gas revenues. During the late 1980s and early 1990s, the Qatari economy was crippled by a continuous siphoning off of petroleum revenues by the Amir, who had ruled the country since 1972. His son, the current Amir HAMAD bin Khalifa Al Thani, overthrew the father in a bloodless coup in 1995. In short order, HAMAD oversaw the creation of the pan-Arab satellite news network Al-Jazeera and Qatar's pursuit of a leadership role in mediating regional conflicts. In the 2000s, Qatar resolved its longstanding border disputes with both Bahrain and Saudi Arabia. As of 2007, oil and natural gas revenues had enabled Qatar to attain the highest per capita income in the world. Qatar has not experienced domestic unrest or violence like that seen in other Near Eastern and North African countries in 2010-11, due in part to its immense wealth. Since the outbreak of regional unrest, however, Doha has prided itself on its support for many of these popular revolutions, particularly in Libya and Syria. In mid-2013, HAMAD transferred power to his 33 year-old son, TAMIM bin Hamad - a peaceful abdication rare in the history of Arab Gulf states. TAMIM has prioritized improving the domestic welfare of Qataris, including establishing advanced healthcare and education systems and expanding the country's infrastructure in anticipation of Doha's hosting of the 2022 World Cup.

How big is Qatar 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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