Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Cote d'Ivoire instead of Palau, you would:

Health

be 81.4% less likely to be obese


In Palau, 55.3% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Cote d'Ivoire, that number is 10.3% of people as of 2016.

live 12.8 years less


In Palau, the average life expectancy is 74 years (71 years for men, 78 years for women) as of 2020. In Cote d'Ivoire, that number is 61 years (59 years for men, 64 years for women) as of 2020.

Economy

make 73.5% less money


Palau has a GDP per capita of $14,700 as of 2017, while in Cote d'Ivoire, the GDP per capita is $3,900 as of 2017.

be 5.5 times more likely to be unemployed


In Palau, 1.7% of adults are unemployed as of 2015. In Cote d'Ivoire, that number is 9.4% as of 2013.

be 85.9% more likely to be live below the poverty line


In Palau, 24.9% live below the poverty line as of 2006. In Cote d'Ivoire, however, that number is 46.3% as of 2015.

Life

have 2.6 times more children


In Palau, there are approximately 11.3 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Cote d'Ivoire, there are 29.1 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

be 51.1% less likely to be literate


In Palau, the literacy rate is 96.6% as of 2015. In Cote d'Ivoire, it is 47.2% as of 2018.

be 6.0 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 Cote d'Ivoire, on the other hand, 59.1 children do as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 30.1% more likely to have internet access


In Palau, approximately 36.0% of the population has internet access as of 2016. In Cote d'Ivoire, about 46.8% do as of 2018.

be 35.2% 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 Cote d'Ivoire, that number is 64% of people on average (92% in urban areas, and 38% in rural areas) as of 2017.

be 20.8% 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 Cote d'Ivoire, that number is 79% of people on average (90% in urban areas, and 68% in rural areas) as of 2017.

Geography

see 66.1% less coastline


Palau has a total of 1,519 km of coastline. In Cote d'Ivoire, that number is 515 km.

Cote d'Ivoire: At a glance

Cote d'Ivoire is a sovereign country in Africa, with a total land area of approximately 318,003 sq km. Close ties to France following independence in 1960, the development of cocoa production for export, and foreign investment all made Cote d'Ivoire one of the most prosperous of the West African states but did not protect it from political turmoil. In December 1999, a military coup - the first ever in Cote d'Ivoire's history - overthrew the government. Junta leader Robert GUEI blatantly rigged elections held in late 2000 and declared himself the winner. Popular protest forced him to step aside and brought Laurent GBAGBO into power. Ivorian dissidents and disaffected members of the military launched a failed coup attempt in September 2002 that developed into a rebellion and then a civil war. The war ended in 2003 with a cease fire that left the country divided with the rebels holding the north, the government the south, and peacekeeping forces a buffer zone between the two. In March 2007, President GBAGBO and former New Forces rebel leader Guillaume SORO signed an agreement in which SORO joined GBAGBO's government as prime minister and the two agreed to reunite the country by dismantling the buffer zone, integrating rebel forces into the national armed forces, and holding elections. Difficulties in preparing electoral registers delayed balloting until 2010. In November 2010, Alassane Dramane OUATTARA won the presidential election over GBAGBO, but GBAGBO refused to hand over power, resulting in a five-month stand-off. In April 2011, after widespread fighting, GBAGBO was formally forced from office by armed OUATTARA supporters with the help of UN and French forces. Several thousand UN peacekeepers and several hundred French troops remain in Cote d'Ivoire to support the transition process. OUATTARA is focused on rebuilding the country's infrastructure and military after the five months of post-electoral fighting and faces ongoing threats from GBAGBO supporters, many of whom have sought shelter in Ghana. GBAGBO is in The Hague awaiting trial for crimes against humanity.

How big is Cote d'Ivoire 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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