Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Palau instead of Antigua and Barbuda, you would:

Health

live 3.3 years less


In Antigua and Barbuda, the average life expectancy is 77 years (75 years for men, 79 years for women). In Palau, that number is 73 years (70 years for men, 77 years for women).

be 2.9 times more likely to be obese


In Antigua and Barbuda, 18.9% of adults are obese. In Palau, that number is 55.3% of people.

Economy

be 84.5% less likely to be unemployed


In Antigua and Barbuda, 11.0% of adults are unemployed. In Palau, that number is 1.7%.

make 38.4% less money


Antigua and Barbuda has a GDP per capita of $26,300, while in Palau, the GDP per capita is $16,200.

Life

be 12.4% less likely to die during infancy


In Antigua and Barbuda, approximately 12.1 children die before they reach the age of one. In Palau, on the other hand, 10.6 children do.

have 28.0% less children


In Antigua and Barbuda, there are approximately 15.7 babies per 1,000 people. In Palau, there are 11.3 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 35.2% less likely to have access to electricity


In Antigua and Barbuda, 91% of people have electricity access (100% in urban areas, and 80% in rural areas). In Palau, that number is 59% of people on average (62% in urban areas, and 45% in rural areas).

be 44.8% less likely to have internet access


In Antigua and Barbuda, approximately 65.2% of the population has internet access. In Palau, about 36.0% do.

Expenditures

spend 63.6% more on healthcare


Antigua and Barbuda spends 5.5% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Palau, that number is 9.0% of GDP.

Geography

see 9.9 times more coastline


Antigua and Barbuda has a total of 153 km of coastline. In Palau, that number is 1,519 km.

Palau: At a glance

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.

How big is Palau compared to Antigua and Barbuda? 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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