If you lived in Palau instead of United States, you would:
MAKE 80.1% LESS MONEY EVERY YEAR
UNITED STATES ($52,800.00 per capita)
PALAU ($10,500.00 per capita)
In United States, the GDP per capita is $52,800.00 per capita,
while in Palau, that number is $10,500.00 per capita.
Category: United States vs. Palau GDP
LIVE 7 YEARS LESS
UNITED STATES (79.56 years life expectancy)
PALAU (72.60 years life expectancy)
In United States, you (on average) will live to approximately 79.56.
In Palau, the average life expectancy is 72.60.
Category: United States vs. Palau life expectancy
BE 85.7% MORE LIKELY TO DIE IN YOUR INFANCY
UNITED STATES (6.17 per 1000 infants)
PALAU (11.46 per 1000 infants)
In United States, approximately 6.17 per 1000 infants die before they reach the age of one.
In Palau, on the other hand, there are a total of 11.46 deaths during infancy per 1000 people.
Category: United States vs. Palau infant mortality
BE 42.5% LESS LIKELY TO BE UNEMPLOYED
UNITED STATES (7.3% of people)
PALAU (4.2% of people)
In United States, 7.3% of people are unemployed,
and in Palau 4.2% are unemployed.
Category: United States vs. Palau unemployment rate
HAVE 18.4% FEWER BABIES
UNITED STATES (13.42 babies per 1000 people)
PALAU (10.95 babies per 1000 people)
In United States, there are approximately 13.42
babies per 1000 people. In Palau, however, there are a total of 10.95 babies per 1000 people.
Category: United States vs. Palau birth rate
SEE A 92.4% DECREASE IN COASTLINE
UNITED STATES (19,924km of coastline)
PALAU (1,519km of coastline)
United States has a total of 19,924
km of coastline, while Palau has a total of 1,519 km.
Category: United States vs. Palau coastline
At a Glance: Palau
Land Area: ~459 sq km (United States is ~21,409 times bigger than Palau)
Population: ~21 thousand people (319 million more people live in United States)
How big is Palau compared to United States? See an in-depth size comparison.
This to-scale map shows a size comparison of Palau (459 sq km) and United States (9,826,675 sq km).
A brief history of Palau
Palau is a sovereign country in Australia-Oceania, with a total land area of approximately 459 sq km. After three decades as part of the UN Trust Territory of the Pacific under US administration, this westernmost cluster of the Caroline Islands opted for independence in 1978 rather than join the Federated States of Micronesia. A Compact of Free Association with the US was approved in 1986 but not ratified until 1993. It entered into force the following year when the islands gained independence.
The data on this page is calculated using data sourced from The World Factbook (2014 data).
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