Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 85.2% less likely to be obese


In Palau, 55.3% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Angola, that number is 8.2% of people as of 2016.

live 12.8 years less


In Palau, the average life expectancy is 74 years (71 years for men, 78 years for women) as of 2020. In Angola, that number is 61 years (59 years for men, 63 years for women) as of 2020.

Economy

make 53.7% less money


Palau has a GDP per capita of $14,700 as of 2017, while in Angola, the GDP per capita is $6,800 as of 2017.

be 3.9 times more likely to be unemployed


In Palau, 1.7% of adults are unemployed as of 2015. In Angola, that number is 6.6% as of 2016.

be 47.0% more likely to be live below the poverty line


In Palau, 24.9% live below the poverty line as of 2006. In Angola, however, that number is 36.6% as of 2008.

Life

have 3.8 times more children


In Palau, there are approximately 11.3 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Angola, there are 42.7 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

be 26.4% less likely to be literate


In Palau, the literacy rate is 96.6% as of 2015. In Angola, it is 71.1% as of 2015.

be 6.4 times more likely to die during infancy


In Palau, approximately 9.8 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Angola, on the other hand, 62.3 children do as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 59.2% less likely to have access to electricity


In Palau, approximately 99% of people have electricity access (100% in urban areas, and 97% in rural areas) as of 2016. In Angola, that number is 40% of people on average (71% in urban areas, and 16% in rural areas) as of 2013.

be 60.2% less likely to have internet access


In Palau, approximately 36.0% of the population has internet access as of 2016. In Angola, about 14.3% do as of 2018.

be 34.2% less likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Palau, approximately 100% of people have improved drinking water access (100% in urban areas, and 100% in rural areas) as of 2017. In Angola, that number is 66% of people on average (82% in urban areas, and 37% in rural areas) as of 2017.

Angola: At a glance

Angola is a sovereign country in Africa, with a total land area of approximately 1,246,700 sq km. Angola is still rebuilding its country since the end of a 27-year civil war in 2002. Fighting between the Popular Movement for the Liberation of Angola (MPLA), led by Jose Eduardo DOS SANTOS, and the National Union for the Total Independence of Angola (UNITA), led by Jonas SAVIMBI, followed independence from Portugal in 1975. Peace seemed imminent in 1992 when Angola held national elections, but fighting picked up again in 1993. Up to 1.5 million lives may have been lost - and 4 million people displaced - during the more than a quarter century of fighting. SAVIMBI's death in 2002 ended UNITA's insurgency and cemented the MPLA's hold on power. President DOS SANTOS pushed through a new constitution in 2010; elections held in 2012 saw him installed as president.

How big is Angola compared to Palau? 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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