Quality of Life Comparison

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

Health

live 6.1 years longer


In Palau, the average life expectancy is 73 years (70 years for men, 77 years for women). In Denmark, that number is 80 years (77 years for men, 82 years for women).

be 64.4% less likely to be obese


In Palau, 55.3% of adults are obese. In Denmark, that number is 19.7% of people.

Economy

make 3.1 times more money


Palau has a GDP per capita of $16,200, while in Denmark, the GDP per capita is $49,900.

be 3.4 times more likely to be unemployed


In Palau, 1.7% of adults are unemployed. In Denmark, that number is 5.8%.

Life

be 62.3% less likely to die during infancy


In Palau, approximately 10.6 children die before they reach the age of one. In Denmark, on the other hand, 4.0 children do.

Basic Needs

be 69.5% more likely to have access to electricity


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

be 2.7 times more likely to have internet access


In Palau, approximately 36.0% of the population has internet access. In Denmark, about 97.0% do.

Expenditures

spend 20.0% more on healthcare


Palau spends 9.0% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Denmark, that number is 10.8% of GDP.

Geography

see 4.8 times more coastline


Palau has a total of 1,519 km of coastline. In Denmark, that number is 7,314 km.

Denmark: At a glance

Denmark is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 42,434 sq km. Once the seat of Viking raiders and later a major north European power, Denmark has evolved into a modern, prosperous nation that is participating in the general political and economic integration of Europe. It joined NATO in 1949 and the EEC (now the EU) in 1973. However, the country has opted out of certain elements of the European Union's Maastricht Treaty, including the European Economic and Monetary Union (EMU), European defense cooperation, and issues concerning certain justice and home affairs.

How big is Denmark 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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