Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Palau instead of Equatorial Guinea, you would:

Health

live 8.4 years longer


In Equatorial Guinea, the average life expectancy is 66 years (64 years for men, 67 years for women) as of 2020. In Palau, that number is 74 years (71 years for men, 78 years for women) as of 2020.

be 6.9 times more likely to be obese


In Equatorial Guinea, 8.0% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Palau, that number is 55.3% of people as of 2016.

Economy

be 80.2% less likely to be unemployed


In Equatorial Guinea, 8.6% of adults are unemployed as of 2014. In Palau, that number is 1.7% as of 2015.

be 43.4% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Equatorial Guinea, 44.0% live below the poverty line as of 2011. In Palau, however, that number is 24.9% as of 2006.

make 60.7% less money


Equatorial Guinea has a GDP per capita of $37,400 as of 2017, while in Palau, the GDP per capita is $14,700 as of 2017.

Life

be 83.6% less likely to die during infancy


In Equatorial Guinea, approximately 59.7 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.

have 63.2% fewer children


In Equatorial Guinea, there are approximately 30.7 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Palau, there are 11.3 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 46.2% more likely to have access to electricity


In Equatorial Guinea, approximately 68% of people have electricity access (91% in urban areas, and 53% in rural areas) as of 2016. In Palau, that number is 99% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 97% in rural areas) as of 2016.

be 37.2% more likely to have internet access


In Equatorial Guinea, approximately 26.2% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Palau, about 36.0% do as of 2016.

be 47.9% more likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Equatorial Guinea, approximately 68% of people have improved drinking water access (82% in urban areas, and 32% in rural areas) as of 2017. In Palau, that number is 100% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 100% in rural areas) as of 2017.

Geography

see 5.1 times more coastline


Equatorial Guinea has a total of 296 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 Equatorial Guinea? 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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