Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Saint Kitts and Nevis instead of Papua New Guinea, you would:

Health

live 8.6 years longer


In Papua New Guinea, the average life expectancy is 67 years (65 years for men, 70 years for women). In Saint Kitts and Nevis, that number is 76 years (74 years for men, 78 years for women).

Economy

make 7.2 times more money


Papua New Guinea has a GDP per capita of $3,700, while in Saint Kitts and Nevis, the GDP per capita is $26,800.

be 80.0% more likely to be unemployed


In Papua New Guinea, 2.5% of adults are unemployed. In Saint Kitts and Nevis, that number is 4.5%.

Life

be 76.9% less likely to die during infancy


In Papua New Guinea, approximately 36.3 children die before they reach the age of one. In Saint Kitts and Nevis, on the other hand, 8.4 children do.

have 44.3% less children


In Papua New Guinea, there are approximately 23.7 babies per 1,000 people. In Saint Kitts and Nevis, there are 13.2 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 5.1 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 Saint Kitts and Nevis, that number is 91% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 80% in rural areas).

be 7.9 times more likely to have internet access


In Papua New Guinea, approximately 9.6% of the population has internet access. In Saint Kitts and Nevis, about 75.7% 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 Saint Kitts and Nevis, that number is 98% of people on average (98% in urban areas, and 98% in rural areas).

Expenditures

spend 18.6% more on healthcare


Papua New Guinea spends 4.3% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Saint Kitts and Nevis, that number is 5.1% of GDP.

Geography

see 97.4% less coastline


Papua New Guinea has a total of 5,152 km of coastline. In Saint Kitts and Nevis, that number is 135 km.

Saint Kitts and Nevis: At a glance

Saint Kitts and Nevis is a sovereign country in Central America/Caribbean, with a total land area of approximately 261 sq km. Carib Indians occupied the islands of the West Indies for hundreds of years before the British began settlement in 1623. In 1967, the island territory of Saint Christopher-Nevis-Anguilla became an associated state of the UK with full internal autonomy. The island of Anguilla rebelled and was allowed to secede in 1971. The remaining islands achieved independence in 1983 as Saint Kitts and Nevis. In 1998, a vote in Nevis on a referendum to separate from Saint Kitts fell short of the two-thirds majority needed. Nevis continues in its efforts to separate from Saint Kitts.

How big is Saint Kitts and Nevis 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.

question_answer HAVE A QUESTION? ASK THE COMMUNITY

Join the Elsewhere community and ask a question about Saint Kitts and Nevis. It's a free, question-and-answer based forum to discuss what life is like in countries and cities around the world.

Share this