Kiribati Demographics

What is the population of Kiribati?

Population 111,796
Population Growth Rate 1.21%
Urban Population 43.9%
Population in Major Urban Areas TARAWA (capital) 44,000
Nationality Noun I-Kiribati (singular and plural)
Nationality Adjective I-Kiribati
Ethnic Groups predominantly Micronesian with some Polynesian
Languages Spoken I-Kiribati, English (official)

Kiribati Health Information

What are the health conditions in Kiribati?

Contraceptive Prevalence Rate - female 15-49 22.3%
Death Rate - deaths/1,000 population 7.24
Drinking Water Source - percent of rural population improved 50.6%
Drinking Water Source - percent of total population unimproved 33.2%
Drinking Water Source - percent of urban population improved 87.4%
Health Expenditures - percent of GDP 10.1%
Hospital Bed Density - beds/1,000 population 1.3
Infant Mortality Rate - female deaths/1,000 live births 35.21
Infant Mortality Rate - male deaths/1,000 live births 37.74
Infant Mortality Rate - total deaths/1,000 live births 36.5
Maternal Mortality Rate - deaths/100,000 live births 9
Obesity - adult prevalence rate 46%
Physicians Density - physicians/1,000 population .38
Sanitation Facility Access - percent of total population unimproved 60.3%
Sanitation Facility Access - percent of urban population improved 51.2%
Sanitation Facility Access - percent of rural population improved 30.6%
Total Fertility Rate - children born/woman 2.63

Kiribati Life Expectancy

How long do people live in Kiribati?

Life Expectancy at Birth 65 Years
Life Expectancy at Birth - female 67 Years
Life Expectancy at Birth - male 62 Years
Median Age 23 Years
Median Age - female 24 Years
Median Age - male 22 Years

Kiribati Infant Mortality - per 1,000 live births

Kiribati median age, birth rate and death rates

Birth Rate - births/1,000 population 22
Death Rate - deaths/1,000 population 7.24
Median Age 23 Years
Median Age - female 24 Years
Median Age - male 22 Years
Net Migration Rate - migrant(s)/1,000 population -2.86
Population Growth Rate 1.21%
Sex Ratio 0-14 Years - male/female 1.04
Sex Ratio 15-24 Years - male/female 1
Sex Ratio 25-54 Years - male/female .93
Sex Ratio 55-64 Years - male/female .96
Sex Ratio at Birth - male/female 1.05
Sex Ratio of Total Population - male/female .96
Sex Ratio Over 64 Years - male/female .64

Kiribati Medical Information

What are the health conditions in Kiribati?

Medical Facilities and Health Information

Health care throughout Kiribati, including Tarawa, is substandard. Medication and supplies are limited and hospital accommodations are inadequate throughout the country. Serious medical conditions requiring hospitalization or evacuation to the United States or elsewhere may cost thousands of dollars. If a person dies in Kiribati, there are no funeral homes with embalming or cremation services. If a relative wishes to return their deceased family member to the United States, there will be additional requirements needed to prepare the deceased member for travel. These requirements depend on the cause of death. The only international air connections in Kiribati are a weekly flight connecting Kiritimati (Christmas) Island to Honolulu and two weekly connections between Tarawa and Fiji. Air Kiribati provides rare flights between the islands of Kiribati. A serious medical condition could require an expensive medical evacuation. All water should be regarded as a potential health risk. Visitors should refrain from drinking any water that is not bottled, boiled, or otherwise sterilized. Vegetables should be cooked and fruit should be peeled before being eaten.

Kiribati Education

What is school like in Kiribati?

Education Expenditures - percent of GDP 12%
Literacy Definition NA
School Life Expectancy - female 13 Years
School Life Expectancy - male 12 Years
Total School Life Expectancy - (primary to tertiary) 12 Years

Kiribati Literacy

Can people in Kiribati read?

Literacy Definition NA
Predominant Language I-Kiribati, English (official)

Kiribati Crime

Is Kiribati a safe place to visit?

Crime Information

Although the crime rate in Kiribati is low, visitors should not be complacent regarding their personal safety or protecting valuables.

Don’t buy counterfeit and pirated goods, even if they are widely available. Not only are the bootlegs illegal in the United States, if you purchase them you may also be breaking local law.

Kiribati Penalties for Crime

Criminal Penalties

While you are traveling in Kiribati, you are subject to its laws even if you are a U.S. citizen. Foreign laws and legal systems can be vastly different than our own. In Kiribati, you may be taken in for questioning if you don’t have your passport with you. It is illegal to take pictures of certain buildings. Driving under the influence could land you immediately in jail. These criminal penalties will vary from country to country. There are also some things that might be legal in the country you visit, but still illegal in the United States, and you can be prosecuted under U.S. law if you buy pirated goods. Engaging in sexual conduct with children or using or disseminating child pornography in a foreign country is a crime prosecutable in the United States. If you break local laws in Kiribati, your U.S. passport won’t help you avoid arrest or prosecution. It’s very important to know what’s legal and what’s not where you are going.

While some countries will automatically notify the nearest U.S. embassy or consulate if a U.S. citizen is detained or arrested in a foreign country, that might not always be the case. To ensure that the United States is aware of your circumstances, request that the police and prison officials notify the nearest U.S. embassy or consulate as soon as you are arrested or detained overseas.

Kiribati Population Comparison

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