Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 5.3 years longer


In Palau, the average life expectancy is 74 years (71 years for men, 78 years for women) as of 2020. In Bahrain, that number is 79 years (77 years for men, 82 years for women) as of 2020.

be 46.1% less likely to be obese


In Palau, 55.3% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Bahrain, that number is 29.8% of people as of 2016.

Economy

make 3.3 times more money


Palau has a GDP per capita of $14,700 as of 2017, while in Bahrain, the GDP per capita is $49,000 as of 2017.

be 2.1 times more likely to be unemployed


In Palau, 1.7% of adults are unemployed as of 2015. In Bahrain, that number is 3.6% as of 2017.

Life

be 15.3% less likely to die during infancy


In Palau, approximately 9.8 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Bahrain, on the other hand, 8.3 children do as of 2020.

have 12.4% more children


In Palau, there are approximately 11.3 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Bahrain, there are 12.7 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 2.7 times more likely to have internet access


In Palau, approximately 36.0% of the population has internet access as of 2016. In Bahrain, about 98.6% do as of 2018.

Geography

see 89.4% less coastline


Palau has a total of 1,519 km of coastline. In Bahrain, that number is 161 km.

Bahrain: At a glance

Bahrain is a sovereign country in Middle East, with a total land area of approximately 760 sq km. In 1783, the Sunni Al-Khalifa family took power in Bahrain. In order to secure these holdings, it entered into a series of treaties with the UK during the 19th century that made Bahrain a British protectorate. The archipelago attained its independence in 1971. Facing declining oil reserves, Bahrain has turned to petroleum processing and refining and has become an international banking center. Bahrain's small size and central location among Gulf countries require it to play a delicate balancing act in foreign affairs among its larger neighbors. The Sunni-led government has struggled to manage relations with its large Shia-majority population. In early 2011, amid Arab uprisings elsewhere in the region, the Bahraini Government confronted similar protests at home with police and military action, including deploying Gulf Cooperation Council security forces to Bahrain. Sporadic clashes between demonstrators and security forces continue in Bahrain. Ongoing dissatisfaction with the political status quo has led to a broader discussion termed the Bahrain National Dialogue, a process that convenes members of the executive, parliament, and political societies in an attempt to reach a political agreement.

How big is Bahrain 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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