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 as of 2016. In Botswana, that number is 18.9% of people as of 2016.

live 9.3 years less


In Palau, the average life expectancy is 74 years (71 years for men, 78 years for women) as of 2020. In Botswana, that number is 65 years (63 years for men, 67 years for women) as of 2020.

Economy

make 15.6% more money


Palau has a GDP per capita of $14,700 as of 2017, while in Botswana, the GDP per capita is $17,000 as of 2017.

be 22.5% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Palau, 24.9% live below the poverty line as of 2006. In Botswana, however, that number is 19.3% as of 2009.

be 11.8 times more likely to be unemployed


In Palau, 1.7% of adults are unemployed as of 2015. In Botswana, that number is 20.0% as of 2013.

Life

have 85.0% more children


In Palau, there are approximately 11.3 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Botswana, there are 20.9 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

be 2.7 times more likely to die during infancy


In Palau, approximately 9.8 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Botswana, on the other hand, 26.8 children do as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 30.6% more likely to have internet access


In Palau, approximately 36.0% of the population has internet access as of 2016. In Botswana, about 47.0% do as of 2018.

be 38.9% less likely to have access to electricity


In Palau, approximately 99% of people have electricity access (100% in urban areas, and 97% in rural areas) as of 2016. In Botswana, that number is 61% of people on average (78% in urban areas, and 38% in rural areas) as of 2016.

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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