Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 1.2 years less


In Tajikistan, the average life expectancy is 69 years (66 years for men, 72 years for women) as of 2020. In Papua New Guinea, that number is 68 years (66 years for men, 70 years for women) as of 2020.

be 50.0% more likely to be obese


In Tajikistan, 14.2% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Papua New Guinea, that number is 21.3% of people as of 2016.

Economy

make 15.6% more money


Tajikistan has a GDP per capita of $3,200 as of 2017, while in Papua New Guinea, the GDP per capita is $3,700 as of 2017.

be 17.5% more likely to be live below the poverty line


In Tajikistan, 31.5% live below the poverty line as of 2016. In Papua New Guinea, however, that number is 37.0% as of 2002.

pay a 3.2 times higher top tax rate


Tajikistan has a top tax rate of 13.0% as of 2016. In Papua New Guinea, the top tax rate is 42.0% as of 2016.

Life

be 8.5 times more likely to die during childbirth


In Tajikistan, approximately 17.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Papua New Guinea, 145.0 women do as of 2017.

be 35.7% less likely to be literate


In Tajikistan, the literacy rate is 99.8% as of 2015. In Papua New Guinea, it is 64.2% as of 2015.

be 15.3% more likely to die during infancy


In Tajikistan, approximately 28.8 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Papua New Guinea, on the other hand, 33.2 children do as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 77.1% less likely to have access to electricity


In Tajikistan, approximately 100% of the population has electricity access as of 2016. In Papua New Guinea, 23% of the population do as of 2016.

be 49.0% less likely to have internet access


In Tajikistan, approximately 22.0% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Papua New Guinea, about 11.2% do as of 2018.

be 48.5% less likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Tajikistan, approximately 84% of people have improved drinking water access (96% in urban areas, and 79% in rural areas) as of 2017. In Papua New Guinea, that number is 43% of people on average (89% in urban areas, and 36% in rural areas) as of 2017.

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 Tajikistan? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: National Center of Legislation under the President of the Republic of Tajikistan, The World Factbook, Internal Revenue Commission, Papua New Guinea.

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