Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 2.7 years longer


In Palau, the average life expectancy is 73 years (70 years for men, 77 years for women). In Croatia, that number is 76 years (73 years for men, 79 years for women).

be 55.9% less likely to be obese


In Palau, 55.3% of adults are obese. In Croatia, that number is 24.4% of people.

Economy

make 50.6% more money


Palau has a GDP per capita of $16,200, while in Croatia, the GDP per capita is $24,400.

be 7.3 times more likely to be unemployed


In Palau, 1.7% of adults are unemployed. In Croatia, that number is 12.4%.

Life

be 12.3% less likely to die during infancy


In Palau, approximately 10.6 children die before they reach the age of one. In Croatia, on the other hand, 9.3 children do.

have 21.2% less children


In Palau, there are approximately 11.3 babies per 1,000 people. In Croatia, there are 8.9 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 69.5% more likely to have access to electricity


In Palau, 59% of the population has electricity access. In Croatia, 100% of the population do.

be 2.0 times more likely to have internet access


In Palau, approximately 36.0% of the population has internet access. In Croatia, about 72.7% do.

Expenditures

spend 13.3% less on healthcare


Palau spends 9.0% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Croatia, that number is 7.8% of GDP.

Geography

see 3.8 times more coastline


Palau has a total of 1,519 km of coastline. In Croatia, that number is 5,835 km.

Croatia: At a glance

Croatia is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 55,974 sq km. The lands that today comprise Croatia were part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire until the close of World War I. In 1918, the Croats, Serbs, and Slovenes formed a kingdom known after 1929 as Yugoslavia. Following World War II, Yugoslavia became a federal independent communist state under the strong hand of Marshal TITO. Although Croatia declared its independence from Yugoslavia in 1991, it took four years of sporadic, but often bitter, fighting before occupying Serb armies were mostly cleared from Croatian lands, along with a majority of Croatia's ethnic Serb population. Under UN supervision, the last Serb-held enclave in eastern Slavonia was returned to Croatia in 1998. The country joined NATO in April 2009 and the EU in July 2013.

How big is Croatia 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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