Comparing United States to Palau

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MAKE 80.1% LESS MONEY EVERY YEAR


United States  UNITED STATES ($52,800.00 per capita)
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Palau  PALAU ($10,500.00 per capita)
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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  UNITED STATES (79.56 years life expectancy)
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Palau  PALAU (72.60 years life expectancy)
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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  UNITED STATES (6.17 per 1000 infants)
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Palau  PALAU (11.46 per 1000 infants)
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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  UNITED STATES (7.3% of people)
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Palau  PALAU (4.2% of people)
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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  UNITED STATES (13.42 babies per 1000 people)
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Palau  PALAU (10.95 babies per 1000 people)
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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  UNITED STATES (19,924km of coastline)
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Palau  PALAU (1,519km of coastline)
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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).