Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 65.8% less likely to be obese


In Palau, 55.3% of adults are obese. In Botswana, that number is 18.9% of people.

live 10.1 years less


In Palau, the average life expectancy is 73 years (70 years for men, 77 years for women). In Botswana, that number is 63 years (61 years for men, 66 years for women).

Economy

be 11.8 times more likely to be unemployed


In Palau, 1.7% of adults are unemployed. In Botswana, that number is 20.0%.

Life

have 95.6% more children


In Palau, there are approximately 11.3 babies per 1,000 people. In Botswana, there are 22.1 babies per 1,000 people.

be 2.8 times more likely to die during infancy


In Palau, approximately 10.6 children die before they reach the age of one. In Botswana, on the other hand, 29.6 children do.

Basic Needs

be 11.9% 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 Botswana, that number is 66% of people on average (75% in urban areas, and 54% in rural areas).

Expenditures

spend 40.0% less on healthcare


Palau spends 9.0% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Botswana, that number is 5.4% of GDP.

Botswana: At a glance

Botswana is a sovereign country in Africa, with a total land area of approximately 566,730 sq km. Formerly the British protectorate of Bechuanaland, Botswana adopted its new name upon independence in 1966. More than four decades of uninterrupted civilian leadership, progressive social policies, and significant capital investment have created one of the most stable economies in Africa. Mineral extraction, principally diamond mining, dominates economic activity, though tourism is a growing sector due to the country's conservation practices and extensive nature preserves. Botswana has one of the world's highest known rates of HIV/AIDS infection, but also one of Africa's most progressive and comprehensive programs for dealing with the disease.

How big is Botswana 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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