Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 69.0% less likely to be obese


In Papua New Guinea, 21.3% of adults are obese. In Sudan, that number is 6.6% of people.

live 2.9 years less


In Papua New Guinea, the average life expectancy is 67 years (65 years for men, 70 years for women). In Sudan, that number is 64 years (62 years for men, 67 years for women).

Economy

make 24.3% more money


Papua New Guinea has a GDP per capita of $3,700, while in Sudan, the GDP per capita is $4,600.

spend 64.3% less on taxes


Papua New Guinea has a top tax rate of 42.0%. In Sudan, the top tax rate is 15.0%.

be 7.8 times more likely to be unemployed


In Papua New Guinea, 2.5% of adults are unemployed. In Sudan, that number is 19.6%.

be 25.7% more likely to be live below the poverty line


In Papua New Guinea, 37.0% live below the poverty line. In Sudan, however, that number is 46.5%.

Life

be 18.2% more likely to be literate


In Papua New Guinea, the literacy rate is 64.2%. In Sudan, it is 75.9%.

have 17.7% more children


In Papua New Guinea, there are approximately 23.7 babies per 1,000 people. In Sudan, there are 27.9 babies per 1,000 people.

be 44.7% more likely to die during childbirth


In Papua New Guinea, approximately 215.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Sudan, 311.0 women do.

be 34.4% more likely to die during infancy


In Papua New Guinea, approximately 36.3 children die before they reach the age of one. In Sudan, on the other hand, 48.8 children do.

Basic Needs

be 94.4% 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 Sudan, that number is 35% of people on average (63% in urban areas, and 21% in rural areas).

be 2.9 times more likely to have internet access


In Papua New Guinea, approximately 9.6% of the population has internet access. In Sudan, about 28.0% do.

be 38.8% 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 Sudan, that number is 56% of people on average (66% in urban areas, and 50% in rural areas).

Expenditures

spend 95.3% more on healthcare


Papua New Guinea spends 4.3% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Sudan, that number is 8.4% of GDP.

Geography

see 83.4% less coastline


Papua New Guinea has a total of 5,152 km of coastline. In Sudan, that number is 853 km.

Sudan: At a glance

How big is Sudan 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, Internal Revenue Commission, Papua New Guinea, Sudan Chamber of Taxation.

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