Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 39.8% less likely to be obese


In Saudi Arabia, 35.4% of adults are obese. In Papua New Guinea, that number is 21.3% of people.

live 8.2 years less


In Saudi Arabia, the average life expectancy is 76 years (73 years for men, 78 years for women). In Papua New Guinea, that number is 67 years (65 years for men, 70 years for women).

Economy

be 56.9% less likely to be unemployed


In Saudi Arabia, 5.8% of adults are unemployed. In Papua New Guinea, that number is 2.5%.

make 93.2% less money


Saudi Arabia has a GDP per capita of $54,800, while in Papua New Guinea, the GDP per capita is $3,700.

Life

be 32.2% less likely to be literate


In Saudi Arabia, the literacy rate is 94.7%. In Papua New Guinea, it is 64.2%.

have 29.5% more children


In Saudi Arabia, there are approximately 18.3 babies per 1,000 people. In Papua New Guinea, there are 23.7 babies per 1,000 people.

be 17.9 times more likely to die during childbirth


In Saudi Arabia, approximately 12.0 women per 1,000 births die during labor. In Papua New Guinea, 215.0 women do.

be 2.8 times more likely to die during infancy


In Saudi Arabia, approximately 13.2 children die before they reach the age of one. In Papua New Guinea, on the other hand, 36.3 children do.

Basic Needs

be 81.6% less likely to have access to electricity


In Saudi Arabia, 98% of people have electricity access (99% in urban areas, and 93% in rural areas). In Papua New Guinea, that number is 18% of people on average (72% in urban areas, and 10% in rural areas).

be 87.0% less likely to have internet access


In Saudi Arabia, approximately 73.8% of the population has internet access. In Papua New Guinea, about 9.6% do.

be 58.8% less likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Saudi Arabia, approximately 97% of people have improved drinking water access (97% in urban areas, and 97% in rural areas). In Papua New Guinea, that number is 40% of people on average (88% in urban areas, and 33% in rural areas).

Geography

see 95.2% more coastline


Saudi Arabia has a total of 2,640 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 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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