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


live 2.9 years less

In Ecuador, the average life expectancy is 78 years (75 years for men, 81 years for women) as of 2020. In Palau, that number is 75 years (71 years for men, 78 years for women) as of 2022.

be 2.8 times more likely to be obese

In Ecuador, 19.9% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Palau, that number is 55.3% of people as of 2016.


make 29.4% more money

Ecuador has a GDP per capita of $10,900 as of 2022, while in Palau, the GDP per capita is $14,100 as of 2021.

be 54.8% less likely to be unemployed

In Ecuador, 3.8% of adults are unemployed as of 2022. In Palau, that number is 1.7% as of 2015.


be 37.8% less likely to die during infancy

In Ecuador, approximately 18.1 children (per 1,000 live births) die before they reach the age of one as of 2022. In Palau, on the other hand, 11.3 children do as of 2022.

have 34.5% fewer children

In Ecuador, there are approximately 17.7 babies per 1,000 people as of 2024. In Palau, there are 11.6 babies per 1,000 people as of 2024.

Basic Needs

be 51.1% less likely to have internet access

In Ecuador, approximately 76.0% of the population has internet access as of 2021. In Palau, about 37.2% do as of 2021.


spend 83.8% more on education

Ecuador spends 3.7% of its total GDP on education as of 2021. Palau spends 6.8% of total GDP on education as of 2019.

spend 2.2 times more on healthcare

Ecuador spends 8.5% of its total GDP on healthcare as of 2020. In Palau, that number is 18.4% of GDP as of 2020.


see 32.1% less coastline

Ecuador has a total of 2,237 km of coastline. In Palau, that number is 1,519 km.

The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.

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.
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