Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Antigua and Barbuda instead of Palau, you would:

Health

live 3.3 years longer


In Palau, the average life expectancy is 73 years (70 years for men, 77 years for women). In Antigua and Barbuda, that number is 77 years (75 years for men, 79 years for women).

be 65.8% less likely to be obese


In Palau, 55.3% of adults are obese. In Antigua and Barbuda, that number is 18.9% of people.

Economy

make 62.3% more money


Palau has a GDP per capita of $16,200, while in Antigua and Barbuda, the GDP per capita is $26,300.

be 6.5 times more likely to be unemployed


In Palau, 1.7% of adults are unemployed. In Antigua and Barbuda, that number is 11.0%.

Life

have 38.9% more children


In Palau, there are approximately 11.3 babies per 1,000 people. In Antigua and Barbuda, there are 15.7 babies per 1,000 people.

be 14.2% more likely to die during infancy


In Palau, approximately 10.6 children die before they reach the age of one. In Antigua and Barbuda, on the other hand, 12.1 children do.

Basic Needs

be 54.2% more likely to have access to electricity


In Palau, 59% of people have electricity access (62% in urban areas, and 45% in rural areas). In Antigua and Barbuda, that number is 91% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 80% in rural areas).

be 81.1% more likely to have internet access


In Palau, approximately 36.0% of the population has internet access. In Antigua and Barbuda, about 65.2% do.

Expenditures

spend 38.9% less on healthcare


Palau spends 9.0% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Antigua and Barbuda, that number is 5.5% of GDP.

Geography

see 89.9% less coastline


Palau has a total of 1,519 km of coastline. In Antigua and Barbuda, that number is 153 km.

Antigua and Barbuda: At a glance

Antigua and Barbuda is a sovereign country in Central America/Caribbean, with a total land area of approximately 442 sq km. The Siboney were the first people to inhabit the islands of Antigua and Barbuda in 2400 B.C., but Arawak Indians populated the islands when COLUMBUS landed on his second voyage in 1493. Early Spanish and French settlements were succeeded by an English colony in 1667. Slavery, established to run the sugar plantations on Antigua, was abolished in 1834. The islands became an independent state within the British Commonwealth of Nations in 1981.

How big is Antigua and Barbuda 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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