Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 2.6 times more likely to be obese


In Honduras, 21.4% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Palau, that number is 55.3% of people as of 2016.

Economy

make 2.6 times more money


Honduras has a GDP per capita of $5,600 as of 2017, while in Palau, the GDP per capita is $14,700 as of 2017.

be 69.6% less likely to be unemployed


In Honduras, 5.6% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Palau, that number is 1.7% as of 2015.

be 15.9% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Honduras, 29.6% live below the poverty line as of 2014. In Palau, however, that number is 24.9% as of 2006.

Life

be 10.8% more likely to be literate


In Honduras, the literacy rate is 87.2% as of 2016. In Palau, it is 96.6% as of 2015.

be 32.9% less likely to die during infancy


In Honduras, approximately 14.6 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 38.9% fewer children


In Honduras, there are approximately 18.5 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 13.4% more likely to have access to electricity


In Honduras, approximately 88% of people have electricity access (100% in urban areas, and 72% in rural areas) as of 2017. In Palau, that number is 99% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 97% in rural areas) as of 2016.

be 13.6% more likely to have internet access


In Honduras, approximately 31.7% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Palau, about 36.0% do as of 2016.

Geography

see 84.6% more coastline


Honduras has a total of 823 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 Honduras? 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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