Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 3.3 years less


In Libya, the average life expectancy is 77 years (75 years for men, 78 years for women). In Palau, that number is 73 years (70 years for men, 77 years for women).

be 70.2% more likely to be obese


In Libya, 32.5% of adults are obese. In Palau, that number is 55.3% of people.

Economy

make 62.0% more money


Libya has a GDP per capita of $10,000, while in Palau, the GDP per capita is $16,200.

be 94.3% less likely to be unemployed


In Libya, 30.0% of adults are unemployed. In Palau, that number is 1.7%.

Life

have 35.4% less children


In Libya, there are approximately 17.5 babies per 1,000 people. In Palau, there are 11.3 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 77.3% more likely to have internet access


In Libya, approximately 20.3% of the population has internet access. In Palau, about 36.0% do.

be 75.2% more likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Libya, approximately 54% of people have improved drinking water access (54% in urban areas, and 55% in rural areas). In Palau, that number is 95% of people on average (97% in urban areas, and 86% in rural areas).

be 40.9% less likely to have access to electricity


In Libya, 100% of people have electricity access (100% in urban areas, and 99% in rural areas). In Palau, that number is 59% of people on average (62% in urban areas, and 45% in rural areas).

Expenditures

spend 80.0% more on healthcare


Libya spends 5.0% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Palau, that number is 9.0% of GDP.

Geography

see 14.2% less coastline


Libya has a total of 1,770 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 Libya? 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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