Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 4.8 years longer


In Guyana, the average life expectancy is 69 years (66 years for men, 72 years for women). In Palau, that number is 73 years (70 years for men, 77 years for women).

be 2.7 times more likely to be obese


In Guyana, 20.2% of adults are obese. In Palau, that number is 55.3% of people.

Economy

make 97.6% more money


Guyana has a GDP per capita of $8,200, while in Palau, the GDP per capita is $16,200.

be 84.7% less likely to be unemployed


In Guyana, 11.1% of adults are unemployed. In Palau, that number is 1.7%.

Life

be 65.1% less likely to die during infancy


In Guyana, approximately 30.4 children die before they reach the age of one. In Palau, on the other hand, 10.6 children do.

have 26.6% less children


In Guyana, there are approximately 15.4 babies per 1,000 people. In Palau, there are 11.3 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 25.3% less likely to have access to electricity


In Guyana, 79% of people have electricity access (91% in urban areas, and 75% in rural areas). In Palau, that number is 59% of people on average (62% in urban areas, and 45% in rural areas).

Expenditures

spend 73.1% more on healthcare


Guyana spends 5.2% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Palau, that number is 9.0% of GDP.

Geography

see 3.3 times more coastline


Guyana has a total of 459 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 Guyana? 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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