Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 8.5 years less


In Liechtenstein, the average life expectancy is 82 years (80 years for men, 85 years for women). In Palau, that number is 73 years (70 years for men, 77 years for women).

Economy

be 29.2% less likely to be unemployed


In Liechtenstein, 2.4% of adults are unemployed. In Palau, that number is 1.7%.

make 88.4% less money


Liechtenstein has a GDP per capita of $139,100, while in Palau, the GDP per capita is $16,200.

Life

be 2.5 times more likely to die during infancy


In Liechtenstein, approximately 4.2 children die before they reach the age of one. In Palau, on the other hand, 10.6 children do.

Basic Needs

be 41.0% less likely to have access to electricity


In Liechtenstein, 100% of the population has electricity access. In Palau, 59% of the population do.

be 63.3% less likely to have internet access


In Liechtenstein, approximately 98.1% of the population has internet access. In Palau, about 36.0% do.

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 Liechtenstein? 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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