Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Palau instead of India, you would:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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