Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 2.4 times more likely to be obese


In Papua New Guinea, 21.3% of adults are obese. In Tuvalu, that number is 51.6% of people.

Economy

be 28.9% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Papua New Guinea, 37.0% live below the poverty line. In Tuvalu, however, that number is 26.3%.

Life

be 20.1% less likely to die during infancy


In Papua New Guinea, approximately 36.3 children die before they reach the age of one. In Tuvalu, on the other hand, 29.0 children do.

Basic Needs

be 2.5 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 Tuvalu, that number is 45% of people on average (57% in urban areas, and 32% in rural areas).

be 4.8 times more likely to have internet access


In Papua New Guinea, approximately 9.6% of the population has internet access. In Tuvalu, about 46.0% do.

be 2.4 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 Tuvalu, that number is 98% of people on average (98% in urban areas, and 97% in rural areas).

Expenditures

spend 3.8 times more on healthcare


Papua New Guinea spends 4.3% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Tuvalu, that number is 16.5% of GDP.

Geography

see 99.5% less coastline


Papua New Guinea has a total of 5,152 km of coastline. In Tuvalu, that number is 24 km.

Tuvalu: At a glance

Tuvalu is a sovereign country in Australia-Oceania, with a total land area of approximately 26 sq km. In 1974, ethnic differences within the British colony of the Gilbert and Ellice Islands caused the Polynesians of the Ellice Islands to vote for separation from the Micronesians of the Gilbert Islands. The following year, the Ellice Islands became the separate British colony of Tuvalu. Independence was granted in 1978. In 2000, Tuvalu negotiated a contract leasing its Internet domain name ".tv" for $50 million in royalties over a 12-year period.

How big is Tuvalu 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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