Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Australia instead of Palau, you would:
live 8.5 years longer
In Palau, the average life expectancy is 75 years (71 years for men, 78 years for women) as of 2022. In Australia, that number is 83 years (81 years for men, 85 years for women) as of 2022.
be 47.6% less likely to be obese
In Palau, 55.3% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Australia, that number is 29.0% of people as of 2016.
make 2.8 times more money
Palau has a GDP per capita of $17,600 as of 2019, while in Australia, the GDP per capita is $48,700 as of 2020.
be 3.0 times more likely to be unemployed
In Palau, 1.7% of adults are unemployed as of 2015. In Australia, that number is 5.2% as of 2019.
be 73.3% less likely to die during infancy
In Palau, approximately 11.3 children (per 1,000 live births) die before they reach the age of one as of 2022. In Australia, on the other hand, 3.0 children do as of 2022.
be 2.5 times more likely to have internet access
In Palau, approximately 36.0% of the population has internet access as of 2016. In Australia, about 90.0% do as of 2020.
spend 34.9% less on healthcare
Palau spends 15.2% of its total GDP on healthcare as of 2019. In Australia, that number is 9.9% of GDP as of 2019.
see 17.0 times more coastline
Palau has a total of 1,519 km of coastline. In Australia, that number is 25,760 km.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.
Australia: At a glance
How big is Australia compared to Palau? See an in-depth size comparison.