Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Kiribati instead of Paraguay, you would:

Health

live 10.4 years less


In Paraguay, the average life expectancy is 78 years (75 years for men, 81 years for women) as of 2020. In Kiribati, that number is 68 years (65 years for men, 70 years for women) as of 2020.

be 2.3 times more likely to be obese


In Paraguay, 20.3% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Kiribati, that number is 46.0% of people as of 2016.

Economy

make 84.4% less money


Paraguay has a GDP per capita of $12,800 as of 2017, while in Kiribati, the GDP per capita is $2,000 as of 2017.

be 5.4 times more likely to be unemployed


In Paraguay, 5.7% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Kiribati, that number is 30.6% as of 2010.

Life

have 23.5% more children


In Paraguay, there are approximately 16.6 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Kiribati, there are 20.5 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

be 72.8% more likely to die during infancy


In Paraguay, approximately 16.9 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Kiribati, on the other hand, 29.2 children do as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 13.7% less likely to have access to electricity


In Paraguay, approximately 98% of people have electricity access (100% in urban areas, and 96% in rural areas) as of 2016. In Kiribati, that number is 85% of people on average (88% in urban areas, and 82% in rural areas) as of 2016.

be 77.6% less likely to have internet access


In Paraguay, approximately 65.0% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Kiribati, about 14.6% do as of 2018.

be 28.4% less likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Paraguay, approximately 100% of people have improved drinking water access as of 2017. In Kiribati, 72% of people do as of 2017.

Kiribati: At a glance

Kiribati is a sovereign country in Australia-Oceania, with a total land area of approximately 811 sq km. The Gilbert Islands became a British protectorate in 1892 and a colony in 1915; they were captured by the Japanese in the Pacific War in 1941. The islands of Makin and Tarawa were the sites of major US amphibious victories over entrenched Japanese garrisons in 1943. The Gilbert Islands were granted self-rule by the UK in 1971 and complete independence in 1979 under the new name of Kiribati. The US relinquished all claims to the sparsely inhabited Phoenix and Line Island groups in a 1979 treaty of friendship with Kiribati.

How big is Kiribati compared to Paraguay? 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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