Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 1.2 years longer


In Palau, the average life expectancy is 74 years (71 years for men, 78 years for women) as of 2020. In Belize, that number is 75 years (74 years for men, 77 years for women) as of 2020.

be 56.4% less likely to be obese


In Palau, 55.3% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Belize, that number is 24.1% of people as of 2016.

Economy

make 43.5% less money


Palau has a GDP per capita of $14,700 as of 2017, while in Belize, the GDP per capita is $8,300 as of 2017.

be 5.3 times more likely to be unemployed


In Palau, 1.7% of adults are unemployed as of 2015. In Belize, that number is 9.0% as of 2017.

be 64.7% more likely to be live below the poverty line


In Palau, 24.9% live below the poverty line as of 2006. In Belize, however, that number is 41.0% as of 2013.

Life

have 94.7% more children


In Palau, there are approximately 11.3 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Belize, there are 22.0 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

be 14.3% more likely to die during infancy


In Palau, approximately 9.8 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Belize, on the other hand, 11.2 children do as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 30.8% more likely to have internet access


In Palau, approximately 36.0% of the population has internet access as of 2016. In Belize, about 47.1% do as of 2018.

Geography

see 74.6% less coastline


Palau has a total of 1,519 km of coastline. In Belize, that number is 386 km.

Belize: At a glance

Belize is a sovereign country in Central America/Caribbean, with a total land area of approximately 22,806 sq km. Belize was the site of several Mayan city states until their decline at the end of the first millennium A.D. The British and Spanish disputed the region in the 17th and 18th centuries; it formally became the colony of British Honduras in 1854. Territorial disputes between the UK and Guatemala delayed the independence of Belize until 1981. Guatemala refused to recognize the new nation until 1992 and the two countries are involved in an ongoing border dispute. Tourism has become the mainstay of the economy. Current concerns include the country's heavy foreign debt burden, high unemployment, growing involvement in the Mexican and South American drug trade, high crime rates, and one of the highest HIV/AIDS prevalence rates in Central America.

How big is Belize 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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