Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Cook Islands instead of Saint Helena, Ascension, and Tristan da Cunha, you would:

Health

live 3.4 years less


In Saint Helena, Ascension, and Tristan da Cunha, the average life expectancy is 80 years (77 years for men, 83 years for women) as of 2020. In Cook Islands, that number is 77 years (74 years for men, 80 years for women) as of 2020.

Life

have 41.5% more children


In Saint Helena, Ascension, and Tristan da Cunha, there are approximately 9.4 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Cook Islands, there are 13.3 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 2.3 times more likely to have internet access


In Saint Helena, Ascension, and Tristan da Cunha, approximately 23.1% of the population has internet access as of 2016. In Cook Islands, about 54.0% do as of 2018.

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 Saint Helena, Ascension, and Tristan da Cunha? 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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