Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Cook Islands instead of Poland, you would:

Health

live 1.8 years less


In Poland, the average life expectancy is 78 years (74 years for men, 82 years for women). In Cook Islands, that number is 76 years (73 years for men, 79 years for women).

be 2.4 times more likely to be obese


In Poland, 23.1% of adults are obese. In Cook Islands, that number is 55.9% of people.

Economy

make 43.4% less money


Poland has a GDP per capita of $29,500, while in Cook Islands, the GDP per capita is $16,700.

be 2.7 times more likely to be unemployed


In Poland, 4.8% of adults are unemployed. In Cook Islands, that number is 13.1%.

Life

have 47.4% more children


In Poland, there are approximately 9.5 babies per 1,000 people. In Cook Islands, there are 14.0 babies per 1,000 people.

be 3.0 times more likely to die during infancy


In Poland, approximately 4.4 children die before they reach the age of one. In Cook Islands, on the other hand, 13.0 children do.

Basic Needs

be 26.3% less likely to have internet access


In Poland, approximately 73.3% of the population has internet access. In Cook Islands, about 54.0% do.

Expenditures

spend 46.9% less on healthcare


Poland spends 6.4% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Cook Islands, that number is 3.4% of GDP.

Geography

see 72.7% less coastline


Poland has a total of 440 km of coastline. In Cook Islands, that number is 120 km.

Cook Islands: At a glance

Cook Islands is a sovereign country in Australia-Oceania, with a total land area of approximately 236 sq km. Named after Captain COOK, who sighted them in 1770, the islands became a British protectorate in 1888. By 1900, administrative control was transferred to New Zealand; in 1965, residents chose self-government in free association with New Zealand. The emigration of skilled workers to New Zealand and government deficits are continuing problems.

How big is Cook Islands compared to Poland? 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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