Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Palau instead of British Virgin Islands, you would:

Health

live 5.1 years less


In British Virgin Islands, the average life expectancy is 79 years (78 years for men, 81 years for women) as of 2020. In Palau, that number is 74 years (71 years for men, 78 years for women) as of 2020.

Economy

be 41.4% less likely to be unemployed


In British Virgin Islands, 2.9% of adults are unemployed as of 2015. In Palau, that number is 1.7% as of 2015.

make 57.0% less money


British Virgin Islands has a GDP per capita of $34,200 as of 2017, while in Palau, the GDP per capita is $14,700 as of 2017.

Life

be 10.9% less likely to die during infancy


In British Virgin Islands, approximately 11.0 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Palau, on the other hand, 9.8 children do as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 17.4% less likely to have internet access


In British Virgin Islands, approximately 43.6% of the population has internet access as of 2016. In Palau, about 36.0% do as of 2016.

Geography

see 19.0 times more coastline


British Virgin Islands has a total of 80 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 British Virgin Islands? 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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