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

Health

live 4.4 years longer

In India, the average life expectancy is 70 years (68 years for men, 71 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 14.2 times more likely to be obese

In India, 3.9% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Palau, that number is 55.3% of people as of 2016.

Economy

make 2.0 times more money

India has a GDP per capita of $7,200 as of 2017, while in Palau, the GDP per capita is $14,700 as of 2017.

be 80.0% less likely to be unemployed

In India, 8.5% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Palau, that number is 1.7% as of 2015.

be 13.7% more likely to live below the poverty line

In India, 21.9% live below the poverty line as of 2011. In Palau, however, that number is 24.9% as of 2006.

Life

be 29.8% more likely to be literate

In India, the literacy rate is 74.4% as of 2018. In Palau, it is 96.6% as of 2015.

be 72.3% less likely to die during infancy

In India, approximately 35.4 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 37.9% fewer children

In India, there are approximately 18.2 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 17.5% more likely to have access to electricity

In India, approximately 84% of people have electricity access (98% in urban areas, and 78% 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.

Geography

see 78.3% less coastline

India has a total of 7,000 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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