Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Micronesia, Federated States of instead of Saint Helena, Ascension, and Tristan da Cunha, you would:

Health

live 6.1 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 Micronesia, Federated States of, that number is 74 years (72 years for men, 76 years for women) as of 2020.

Economy

be 15.7% more likely to be unemployed


In Saint Helena, Ascension, and Tristan da Cunha, 14.0% of adults are unemployed as of 1998. In Micronesia, Federated States of, that number is 16.2% as of 2010.

Life

have 2.0 times more children


In Saint Helena, Ascension, and Tristan da Cunha, there are approximately 9.4 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Micronesia, Federated States of, there are 18.9 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

be 48.3% more likely to die during infancy


In Saint Helena, Ascension, and Tristan da Cunha, approximately 12.0 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Micronesia, Federated States of, on the other hand, 17.8 children do as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 52.8% 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 Micronesia, Federated States of, about 35.3% do as of 2018.

be 21.4% less likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Saint Helena, Ascension, and Tristan da Cunha, approximately 100% of people have improved drinking water access as of 2017. In Micronesia, Federated States of, 79% of people do as of 2017.

Micronesia, Federated States of: At a glance

Micronesia, Federated States of is a sovereign country in Australia-Oceania, with a total land area of approximately 702 sq km. The Caroline Islands are a widely scattered archipelago in the western Pacific Ocean; they became part of a UN Trust Territory under US administration following World War II. The eastern four island groups adopted a constitution in 1979 and chose to become the Federated States of Micronesia. (The fifth, westernmost island group became Palau.) Independence came in 1986 under a Compact of Free Association with the US, which was amended and renewed in 2004. Present concerns include large-scale unemployment, overfishing, and overdependence on US aid.

How big is Micronesia, Federated States of 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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