Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 86.0% less likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


In Uganda, 5.7% of people are living with AIDS/HIV as of 2018. In Papua New Guinea, that number is 0.8% of people as of 2018.

be 4.0 times more likely to be obese


In Uganda, 5.3% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Papua New Guinea, that number is 21.3% of people as of 2016.

Economy

make 54.2% more money


Uganda has a GDP per capita of $2,400 as of 2017, while in Papua New Guinea, the GDP per capita is $3,700 as of 2017.

be 73.4% less likely to be unemployed


In Uganda, 9.4% of adults are unemployed as of 2014. In Papua New Guinea, that number is 2.5% as of 2017.

be 72.9% more likely to be live below the poverty line


In Uganda, 21.4% live below the poverty line as of 2017. In Papua New Guinea, however, that number is 37.0% as of 2002.

Life

be 61.3% less likely to die during childbirth


In Uganda, approximately 375.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Papua New Guinea, 145.0 women do as of 2017.

be 16.1% less likely to be literate


In Uganda, the literacy rate is 76.5% as of 2018. In Papua New Guinea, it is 64.2% as of 2015.

have 46.8% fewer children


In Uganda, there are approximately 42.3 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Papua New Guinea, there are 22.5 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 14.5% more likely to have access to electricity


In Uganda, approximately 20% of people have electricity access (23% in urban areas, and 19% in rural areas) as of 2017. In Papua New Guinea, that number is 23% of people on average (73% in urban areas, and 16% in rural areas) as of 2016.

be 52.7% less likely to have internet access


In Uganda, approximately 23.7% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Papua New Guinea, about 11.2% do as of 2018.

be 46.8% less likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Uganda, approximately 81% of people have improved drinking water access (93% in urban areas, and 77% 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 Uganda? 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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