Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 75.6% less likely to be obese


In Palau, 55.3% of adults are obese. In Djibouti, that number is 13.5% of people.

live 9.8 years less


In Palau, the average life expectancy is 73 years (70 years for men, 77 years for women). In Djibouti, that number is 64 years (61 years for men, 66 years for women).

Economy

make 77.8% less money


Palau has a GDP per capita of $16,200, while in Djibouti, the GDP per capita is $3,600.

be 23.5 times more likely to be unemployed


In Palau, 1.7% of adults are unemployed. In Djibouti, that number is 40.0%.

Life

have 2.1 times more children


In Palau, there are approximately 11.3 babies per 1,000 people. In Djibouti, there are 23.4 babies per 1,000 people.

be 4.3 times more likely to die during infancy


In Palau, approximately 10.6 children die before they reach the age of one. In Djibouti, on the other hand, 45.8 children do.

Basic Needs

be 15.3% less likely to have access to electricity


In Palau, 59% of people have electricity access (62% in urban areas, and 45% in rural areas). In Djibouti, that number is 50% of people on average (61% in urban areas, and 14% in rural areas).

be 63.6% less likely to have internet access


In Palau, approximately 36.0% of the population has internet access. In Djibouti, about 13.1% do.

Expenditures

spend 17.8% more on healthcare


Palau spends 9.0% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Djibouti, that number is 10.6% of GDP.

Geography

see 79.3% less coastline


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

Djibouti: At a glance

Djibouti is a sovereign country in Africa, with a total land area of approximately 23,180 sq km. The French Territory of the Afars and the Issas became Djibouti in 1977. Hassan Gouled APTIDON installed an authoritarian one-party state and proceeded to serve as president until 1999. Unrest among the Afar minority during the 1990s led to a civil war that ended in 2001 with a peace accord between Afar rebels and the Somali Issa-dominated government. In 1999, Djibouti's first multiparty presidential elections resulted in the election of Ismail Omar GUELLEH as president; he was reelected to a second term in 2005 and extended his tenure in office via a constitutional amendment, which allowed him to begin a third term in 2011. Djibouti occupies a strategic geographic location at the intersection of the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden and serves as an important shipping portal for goods entering and leaving the east African highlands and transshipments between Europe, the Middle East, and Asia. The government holds longstanding ties to France, which maintains a significant military presence in the country, and has strong ties with the United States. Djibouti hosts several thousand members of US armed services at US-run Camp Lemonnier.

How big is Djibouti 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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