Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Papua New Guinea instead of Wallis and Futuna, you would:

Health

live 12.5 years less


In Wallis and Futuna, the average life expectancy is 80 years (77 years for men, 83 years for women). In Papua New Guinea, that number is 67 years (65 years for men, 70 years for women).

Economy

be 71.6% less likely to be unemployed


In Wallis and Futuna, 8.8% of adults are unemployed. In Papua New Guinea, that number is 2.5%.

Life

have 79.5% more children


In Wallis and Futuna, there are approximately 13.2 babies per 1,000 people. In Papua New Guinea, there are 23.7 babies per 1,000 people.

be 8.4 times more likely to die during infancy


In Wallis and Futuna, approximately 4.3 children die before they reach the age of one. In Papua New Guinea, on the other hand, 36.3 children do.

Basic Needs

be 56.6% less likely to have internet access


In Wallis and Futuna, approximately 22.1% of the population has internet access. In Papua New Guinea, about 9.6% do.

Geography

see 39.9 times more coastline


Wallis and Futuna has a total of 129 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 Wallis and Futuna? 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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