Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 2.6 years less


In Mexico, the average life expectancy is 77 years (74 years for men, 80 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 91.3% more likely to be obese


In Mexico, 28.9% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Palau, that number is 55.3% of people as of 2016.

Economy

be 50.0% less likely to be unemployed


In Mexico, 3.4% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Palau, that number is 1.7% as of 2015.

be 46.1% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Mexico, 46.2% live below the poverty line as of 2014. In Palau, however, that number is 24.9% as of 2006.

make 26.1% less money


Mexico has a GDP per capita of $19,900 as of 2017, while in Palau, the GDP per capita is $14,700 as of 2017.

Life

have 35.8% fewer children


In Mexico, there are approximately 17.6 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 45.3% less likely to have internet access


In Mexico, approximately 65.8% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Palau, about 36.0% do as of 2016.

Geography

see 83.7% less coastline


Mexico has a total of 9,330 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 Mexico? 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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