Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Palau instead of French Polynesia, you would:

Health

live 4.0 years less


In French Polynesia, the average life expectancy is 77 years (75 years for men, 80 years for women). In Palau, that number is 73 years (70 years for men, 77 years for women).

Economy

be 92.2% less likely to be unemployed


In French Polynesia, 21.8% of adults are unemployed. In Palau, that number is 1.7%.

Life

be 2.3 times more likely to die during infancy


In French Polynesia, approximately 4.6 children die before they reach the age of one. In Palau, on the other hand, 10.6 children do.

have 23.6% less children


In French Polynesia, there are approximately 14.8 babies per 1,000 people. In Palau, there are 11.3 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 47.4% less likely to have internet access


In French Polynesia, approximately 68.4% of the population has internet access. In Palau, about 36.0% do.

Geography

see 39.8% less coastline


French Polynesia has a total of 2,525 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 French Polynesia? 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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