Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 79.4% less likely to be obese


In Palau, 55.3% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Cameroon, that number is 11.4% of people as of 2016.

live 11.8 years less


In Palau, the average life expectancy is 74 years (71 years for men, 78 years for women) as of 2020. In Cameroon, that number is 62 years (61 years for men, 64 years for women) as of 2020.

Economy

make 74.8% less money


Palau has a GDP per capita of $14,700 as of 2017, while in Cameroon, the GDP per capita is $3,700 as of 2017.

be 2.5 times more likely to be unemployed


In Palau, 1.7% of adults are unemployed as of 2015. In Cameroon, that number is 4.3% as of 2014.

be 20.5% more likely to be live below the poverty line


In Palau, 24.9% live below the poverty line as of 2006. In Cameroon, however, that number is 30.0% as of 2001.

Life

have 3.2 times more children


In Palau, there are approximately 11.3 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Cameroon, there are 36.3 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

be 20.2% less likely to be literate


In Palau, the literacy rate is 96.6% as of 2015. In Cameroon, it is 77.1% as of 2018.

be 5.3 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 Cameroon, on the other hand, 51.5 children do as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 39.5% 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 Cameroon, that number is 60% of people on average (92% in urban areas, and 21% in rural areas) as of 2017.

be 35.6% less likely to have internet access


In Palau, approximately 36.0% of the population has internet access as of 2016. In Cameroon, about 23.2% do as of 2018.

be 23.5% less likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Palau, approximately 100% of people have improved drinking water access (100% in urban areas, and 100% in rural areas) as of 2017. In Cameroon, that number is 76% of people on average (94% in urban areas, and 55% in rural areas) as of 2017.

Geography

see 73.5% less coastline


Palau has a total of 1,519 km of coastline. In Cameroon, that number is 402 km.

Cameroon: At a glance

Cameroon is a sovereign country in Africa, with a total land area of approximately 472,710 sq km. French Cameroon became independent in 1960 as the Republic of Cameroon. The following year the southern portion of neighboring British Cameroon voted to merge with the new country to form the Federal Republic of Cameroon. In 1972, a new constitution replaced the federation with a unitary state, the United Republic of Cameroon. The country has generally enjoyed stability, which has permitted the development of agriculture, roads, and railways, as well as a petroleum industry. Despite slow movement toward democratic reform, political power remains firmly in the hands of President Paul BIYA.

How big is Cameroon 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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