Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 85.9% less likely to be obese


In Palau, 55.3% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Comoros, that number is 7.8% of people as of 2016.

live 8.4 years less


In Palau, the average life expectancy is 74 years (71 years for men, 78 years for women) as of 2020. In Comoros, that number is 66 years (63 years for men, 68 years for women) as of 2020.

Economy

make 89.1% less money


Palau has a GDP per capita of $14,700 as of 2017, while in Comoros, the GDP per capita is $1,600 as of 2017.

be 3.8 times more likely to be unemployed


In Palau, 1.7% of adults are unemployed as of 2015. In Comoros, that number is 6.5% as of 2014.

be 79.9% more likely to be live below the poverty line


In Palau, 24.9% live below the poverty line as of 2006. In Comoros, however, that number is 44.8% as of 2004.

Life

have 2.1 times more children


In Palau, there are approximately 11.3 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Comoros, there are 23.6 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

be 39.1% less likely to be literate


In Palau, the literacy rate is 96.6% as of 2015. In Comoros, it is 58.8% as of 2018.

be 5.6 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 Comoros, on the other hand, 55.0 children do as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 21.7% 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 Comoros, that number is 78% of people on average (92% in urban areas, and 72% in rural areas) as of 2017.

be 76.4% less likely to have internet access


In Palau, approximately 36.0% of the population has internet access as of 2016. In Comoros, about 8.5% do as of 2018.

Geography

see 77.6% less coastline


Palau has a total of 1,519 km of coastline. In Comoros, that number is 340 km.

Comoros: At a glance

Comoros is a sovereign country in Africa, with a total land area of approximately 2,235 sq km. Comoros has endured more than 20 coups or attempted coups since gaining independence from France in 1975. In 1997, the islands of Anjouan and Moheli declared independence from Comoros. In 1999, military chief Col. AZALI seized power of the entire government in a bloodless coup, and helped negotiate the 2000 Fomboni Accords power-sharing agreement in which the federal presidency rotates among the three islands, and each island maintains its local government. AZALI won the 2002 federal presidential election, and each island in the archipelago elected its president. AZALI stepped down in 2006 and President SAMBI was elected to office. In 2007, Mohamed BACAR effected Anjouan's de-facto secession from the Union of Comoros, refusing to step down when Comoros' other islands held legitimate elections in July. The African Union (AU) initially attempted to resolve the political crisis by applying sanctions and a naval blockade to Anjouan, but in March 2008 the AU and Comoran soldiers seized the island. The island's inhabitants generally welcomed the move. In May 2011, Ikililou DHOININE won the presidency in peaceful elections widely deemed to be free and fair.

How big is Comoros 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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