Quality of Life Comparison

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

Health

live 3.9 years longer


In Palau, the average life expectancy is 73 years (70 years for men, 77 years for women). In Argentina, that number is 77 years (74 years for men, 81 years for women).

be 48.8% less likely to be obese


In Palau, 55.3% of adults are obese. In Argentina, that number is 28.3% of people.

Economy

make 29.0% more money


Palau has a GDP per capita of $16,200, while in Argentina, the GDP per capita is $20,900.

be 4.8 times more likely to be unemployed


In Palau, 1.7% of adults are unemployed. In Argentina, that number is 8.1%.

Life

have 47.8% more children


In Palau, there are approximately 11.3 babies per 1,000 people. In Argentina, there are 16.7 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 63.4% 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 Argentina, that number is 96% of people on average (99% in urban areas, and 96% in rural areas).

be 95.0% more likely to have internet access


In Palau, approximately 36.0% of the population has internet access. In Argentina, about 70.2% do.

Expenditures

spend 46.7% less on healthcare


Palau spends 9.0% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Argentina, that number is 4.8% of GDP.

Geography

see 3.3 times more coastline


Palau has a total of 1,519 km of coastline. In Argentina, that number is 4,989 km.

Argentina: At a glance

Argentina is a sovereign country in South America, with a total land area of approximately 2,736,690 sq km. In 1816, the United Provinces of the Rio Plata declared their independence from Spain. After Bolivia, Paraguay, and Uruguay went their separate ways, the area that remained became Argentina. The country's population and culture were heavily shaped by immigrants from throughout Europe, with Italy and Spain providing the largest percentage of newcomers from 1860 to 1930. Up until about the mid-20th century, much of Argentina's history was dominated by periods of internal political conflict between Federalists and Unitarians and between civilian and military factions. After World War II, an era of Peronist populism and direct and indirect military interference in subsequent governments was followed by a military junta that took power in 1976. Democracy returned in 1983 after a failed bid to seize the Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas) by force, and has persisted despite numerous challenges, the most formidable of which was a severe economic crisis in 2001-02 that led to violent public protests and the successive resignations of several presidents. In January 2013, Argentina assumed a nonpermanent seat on the UN Security Council for the 2013-14 term.

How big is Argentina 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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