Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 7.3 years longer


In Palau, the average life expectancy is 74 years (71 years for men, 78 years for women) as of 2020. In Belgium, that number is 81 years (79 years for men, 84 years for women) as of 2020.

be 60.0% less likely to be obese


In Palau, 55.3% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Belgium, that number is 22.1% of people as of 2016.

Economy

make 3.2 times more money


Palau has a GDP per capita of $14,700 as of 2017, while in Belgium, the GDP per capita is $46,600 as of 2017.

be 39.4% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Palau, 24.9% live below the poverty line as of 2006. In Belgium, however, that number is 15.1% as of 2013.

be 4.2 times more likely to be unemployed


In Palau, 1.7% of adults are unemployed as of 2015. In Belgium, that number is 7.1% as of 2017.

Life

be 66.3% less likely to die during infancy


In Palau, approximately 9.8 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Belgium, on the other hand, 3.3 children do as of 2020.

Basic Needs

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 Belgium, about 88.7% do as of 2018.

Geography

see 95.6% less coastline


Palau has a total of 1,519 km of coastline. In Belgium, that number is 66 km.

Belgium: At a glance

Belgium is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 30,278 sq km. Belgium became independent from the Netherlands in 1830; it was occupied by Germany during World Wars I and II. The country prospered in the past half century as a modern, technologically advanced European state and member of NATO and the EU. Political divisions between the Dutch-speaking Flemings of the north and the French-speaking Walloons of the south have led in recent years to constitutional amendments granting these regions formal recognition and autonomy. Its capital, Brussels, is home to numerous international organizations including the EU and NATO.

How big is Belgium 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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