Quality of life comparison
If you lived in New Caledonia instead of United States, you would:
live 1.9 years less
In United States, the average life expectancy is 80 years (78 years for men, 82 years for women) as of 2020. In New Caledonia, that number is 78 years (74 years for men, 82 years for women) as of 2020.
make 48.0% less money
United States has a GDP per capita of $59,800 as of 2017, while in New Caledonia, the GDP per capita is $31,100 as of 2015.
be 3.3 times more likely to be unemployed
In United States, 4.4% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In New Caledonia, that number is 14.7% as of 2014.
be 12.6% more likely to live below the poverty line
In United States, 15.1% live below the poverty line as of 2010. In New Caledonia, however, that number is 17.0% as of 2008.
have 16.9% more children
In United States, there are approximately 12.4 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In New Caledonia, there are 14.5 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.
be 15.2% less likely to have internet access
In United States, approximately 87.3% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In New Caledonia, about 74.0% do as of 2016.
see 88.7% less coastline
United States has a total of 19,924 km of coastline. In New Caledonia, that number is 2,254 km.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.
New Caledonia: At a glance
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