Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Palau instead of Cayman Islands, you would:

Health

live 7.5 years less


In Cayman Islands, the average life expectancy is 82 years (79 years for men, 84 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 57.5% less likely to be unemployed


In Cayman Islands, 4.0% of adults are unemployed as of 2008. In Palau, that number is 1.7% as of 2015.

make 66.4% less money


Cayman Islands has a GDP per capita of $43,800 as of 2004, while in Palau, the GDP per capita is $14,700 as of 2017.

Life

be 78.2% more likely to die during infancy


In Cayman Islands, approximately 5.5 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 54.4% less likely to have internet access


In Cayman Islands, approximately 79.0% of the population has internet access as of 2016. In Palau, about 36.0% do as of 2016.

Geography

see 9.5 times more coastline


Cayman Islands has a total of 160 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 Cayman 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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