Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 6.7 years less


In Uzbekistan, the average life expectancy is 74 years (71 years for men, 77 years for women). In Papua New Guinea, that number is 67 years (65 years for men, 70 years for women).

be 28.3% more likely to be obese


In Uzbekistan, 16.6% of adults are obese. In Papua New Guinea, that number is 21.3% of people.

Economy

be 49.0% less likely to be unemployed


In Uzbekistan, 4.9% of adults are unemployed. In Papua New Guinea, that number is 2.5%.

make 46.4% less money


Uzbekistan has a GDP per capita of $6,900, while in Papua New Guinea, the GDP per capita is $3,700.

be 2.6 times more likely to live below the poverty line


In Uzbekistan, 14.0% live below the poverty line. In Papua New Guinea, however, that number is 37.0%.

spend 82.6% more on taxes


Uzbekistan has a top tax rate of 23.0%. In Papua New Guinea, the top tax rate is 42.0%.

Life

have 41.1% more children


In Uzbekistan, there are approximately 16.8 babies per 1,000 people. In Papua New Guinea, there are 23.7 babies per 1,000 people.

be 6.0 times more likely to die during childbirth


In Uzbekistan, approximately 36.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Papua New Guinea, 215.0 women do.

be 35.8% less likely to be literate


In Uzbekistan, the literacy rate is 100.0%. In Papua New Guinea, it is 64.2%.

be 2.0 times more likely to die during infancy


In Uzbekistan, approximately 18.0 children die before they reach the age of one. In Papua New Guinea, on the other hand, 36.3 children do.

Basic Needs

be 82.0% less likely to have access to electricity


In Uzbekistan, 100% of the population has electricity access. In Papua New Guinea, 18% of the population do.

be 79.5% less likely to have internet access


In Uzbekistan, approximately 46.8% of the population has internet access. In Papua New Guinea, about 9.6% do.

be 54.2% less likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Uzbekistan, approximately 87% of people have improved drinking water access (98% in urban areas, and 81% in rural areas). In Papua New Guinea, that number is 40% of people on average (88% in urban areas, and 33% in rural areas).

Expenditures

spend 25.9% less on healthcare


Uzbekistan spends 5.8% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Papua New Guinea, that number is 4.3% of GDP.

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 Uzbekistan? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, State Tax Committee, Internal Revenue Commission, Papua New Guinea.

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