Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Palau instead of Bangladesh, you would:

Health

be 15.4 times more likely to be obese


In Bangladesh, 3.6% of adults are obese. In Palau, that number is 55.3% of people.

Economy

make 3.9 times more money


Bangladesh has a GDP per capita of $4,200, while in Palau, the GDP per capita is $16,200.

be 57.5% less likely to be unemployed


In Bangladesh, 4.0% of adults are unemployed. In Palau, that number is 1.7%.

Life

be 32.7% more likely to be literate


In Bangladesh, the literacy rate is 72.8%. In Palau, it is 96.6%.

be 66.6% less likely to die during infancy


In Bangladesh, approximately 31.7 children die before they reach the age of one. In Palau, on the other hand, 10.6 children do.

have 39.9% less children


In Bangladesh, there are approximately 18.8 babies per 1,000 people. In Palau, there are 11.3 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 97.8% more likely to have internet access


In Bangladesh, approximately 18.2% of the population has internet access. In Palau, about 36.0% do.

Expenditures

spend 3.2 times more on healthcare


Bangladesh spends 2.8% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Palau, that number is 9.0% of GDP.

Geography

see 2.6 times more coastline


Bangladesh has a total of 580 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 Bangladesh? 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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