Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Cook Islands instead of Palau, you would:

Health

live 2.5 years longer


In Palau, the average life expectancy is 74 years (71 years for men, 78 years for women) as of 2020. In Cook Islands, that number is 77 years (74 years for men, 80 years for women) as of 2020.

Economy

make 13.6% more money


Palau has a GDP per capita of $14,700 as of 2017, while in Cook Islands, the GDP per capita is $16,700 as of 2016.

be 7.7 times more likely to be unemployed


In Palau, 1.7% of adults are unemployed as of 2015. In Cook Islands, that number is 13.1% as of 2005.

Life

have 17.7% more children


In Palau, there are approximately 11.3 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Cook Islands, there are 13.3 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

be 21.4% more likely to die during infancy


In Palau, approximately 9.8 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Cook Islands, on the other hand, 11.9 children do as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 50.0% more likely to have internet access


In Palau, approximately 36.0% of the population has internet access as of 2016. In Cook Islands, about 54.0% do as of 2018.

Geography

see 92.1% less coastline


Palau has a total of 1,519 km of coastline. In Cook Islands, that number is 120 km.

Cook Islands: At a glance

Cook Islands is a sovereign country in Australia-Oceania, with a total land area of approximately 236 sq km. Named after Captain COOK, who sighted them in 1770, the islands became a British protectorate in 1888. By 1900, administrative control was transferred to New Zealand; in 1965, residents chose self-government in free association with New Zealand. The emigration of skilled workers to New Zealand and government deficits are continuing problems.

How big is Cook Islands 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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