Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Cook Islands instead of Saudi Arabia, you would:

Health

be 57.9% more likely to be obese


In Saudi Arabia, 35.4% of adults are obese. In Cook Islands, that number is 55.9% of people.

Economy

make 69.5% less money


Saudi Arabia has a GDP per capita of $54,800, while in Cook Islands, the GDP per capita is $16,700.

be 2.3 times more likely to be unemployed


In Saudi Arabia, 5.8% of adults are unemployed. In Cook Islands, that number is 13.1%.

Life

have 23.5% less children


In Saudi Arabia, there are approximately 18.3 babies per 1,000 people. In Cook Islands, there are 14.0 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 26.8% less likely to have internet access


In Saudi Arabia, approximately 73.8% of the population has internet access. In Cook Islands, about 54.0% do.

Expenditures

spend 27.7% less on healthcare


Saudi Arabia spends 4.7% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Cook Islands, that number is 3.4% of GDP.

Geography

see 95.5% less coastline


Saudi Arabia has a total of 2,640 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 Saudi Arabia? 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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