Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 18.2 years longer


In Mozambique, the average life expectancy is 56 years (54 years for men, 57 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 7.7 times more likely to be obese


In Mozambique, 7.2% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Palau, that number is 55.3% of people as of 2016.

Economy

make 11.3 times more money


Mozambique has a GDP per capita of $1,300 as of 2017, while in Palau, the GDP per capita is $14,700 as of 2017.

be 93.1% less likely to be unemployed


In Mozambique, 24.5% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Palau, that number is 1.7% as of 2015.

be 46.0% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Mozambique, 46.1% live below the poverty line as of 2015. In Palau, however, that number is 24.9% as of 2006.

Life

be 59.1% more likely to be literate


In Mozambique, the literacy rate is 60.7% as of 2017. In Palau, it is 96.6% as of 2015.

be 84.9% less likely to die during infancy


In Mozambique, approximately 64.7 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 70.7% fewer children


In Mozambique, there are approximately 38.6 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 4.1 times more likely to have access to electricity


In Mozambique, approximately 24% of people have electricity access (64% in urban areas, and 5% 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.

be 3.6 times more likely to have internet access


In Mozambique, approximately 10.0% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Palau, about 36.0% do as of 2016.

be 41.4% more likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Mozambique, approximately 71% of people have improved drinking water access (93% in urban areas, and 58% in rural areas) as of 2017. In Palau, that number is 100% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 100% in rural areas) as of 2017.

Geography

see 38.5% less coastline


Mozambique has a total of 2,470 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 Mozambique? 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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