Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 6.9 years less


In Peru, the average life expectancy is 75 years (73 years for men, 77 years for women) as of 2020. In Papua New Guinea, that number is 68 years (66 years for men, 70 years for women) as of 2020.

Economy

be 63.8% less likely to be unemployed


In Peru, 6.9% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Papua New Guinea, that number is 2.5% as of 2017.

make 72.6% less money


Peru has a GDP per capita of $13,500 as of 2017, while in Papua New Guinea, the GDP per capita is $3,700 as of 2017.

be 63.0% more likely to be live below the poverty line


In Peru, 22.7% live below the poverty line as of 2014. In Papua New Guinea, however, that number is 37.0% as of 2002.

pay a 40.0% higher top tax rate


Peru has a top tax rate of 30.0% as of 2016. In Papua New Guinea, the top tax rate is 42.0% as of 2016.

Life

have 32.4% more children


In Peru, there are approximately 17.0 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Papua New Guinea, there are 22.5 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

be 64.8% more likely to die during childbirth


In Peru, approximately 88.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Papua New Guinea, 145.0 women do as of 2017.

be 32.0% less likely to be literate


In Peru, the literacy rate is 94.4% as of 2018. In Papua New Guinea, it is 64.2% as of 2015.

be 98.8% more likely to die during infancy


In Peru, approximately 16.7 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Papua New Guinea, on the other hand, 33.2 children do as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 75.9% less likely to have access to electricity


In Peru, approximately 95% of people have electricity access (97% in urban areas, and 89% in rural areas) as of 2017. In Papua New Guinea, that number is 23% of people on average (73% in urban areas, and 16% in rural areas) as of 2016.

be 78.7% less likely to have internet access


In Peru, approximately 52.5% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Papua New Guinea, about 11.2% do as of 2018.

be 53.3% less likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Peru, approximately 92% of people have improved drinking water access (96% in urban areas, and 77% in rural areas) as of 2017. In Papua New Guinea, that number is 43% of people on average (89% in urban areas, and 36% in rural areas) as of 2017.

Geography

see 2.1 times more coastline


Peru has a total of 2,414 km of coastline. In Papua New Guinea, that number is 5,152 km.

Papua New Guinea: At a glance

Papua New Guinea (sometimes abbreviated PNG) is a sovereign country in East/Southeast Asia, with a total land area of approximately 452,860 sq km. The eastern half of the island of New Guinea - second largest in the world - was divided between Germany (north) and the UK (south) in 1885. The latter area was transferred to Australia in 1902, which occupied the northern portion during World War I and continued to administer the combined areas until independence in 1975. A nine-year secessionist revolt on the island of Bougainville ended in 1997 after claiming some 20,000 lives.

How big is Papua New Guinea compared to Peru? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Superintendencia Nacional de Aduanas y de Administración Tributaria, Internal Revenue Commission, Papua New Guinea.

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