Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 45.4% less likely to be obese


In Palau, 55.3% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Fiji, that number is 30.2% of people as of 2016.

Economy

make 33.3% less money


Palau has a GDP per capita of $14,700 as of 2017, while in Fiji, the GDP per capita is $9,800 as of 2017.

be 2.6 times more likely to be unemployed


In Palau, 1.7% of adults are unemployed as of 2015. In Fiji, that number is 4.5% as of 2017.

be 24.5% more likely to be live below the poverty line


In Palau, 24.9% live below the poverty line as of 2006. In Fiji, however, that number is 31.0% as of 2009.

Life

be 10.2% less likely to die during infancy


In Palau, approximately 9.8 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Fiji, on the other hand, 8.8 children do as of 2020.

have 54.0% more children


In Palau, there are approximately 11.3 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Fiji, there are 17.4 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 38.8% more likely to have internet access


In Palau, approximately 36.0% of the population has internet access as of 2016. In Fiji, about 50.0% do as of 2018.

Geography

see 25.7% less coastline


Palau has a total of 1,519 km of coastline. In Fiji, that number is 1,129 km.

Fiji: At a glance

Fiji is a sovereign country in Australia-Oceania, with a total land area of approximately 18,274 sq km. Fiji became independent in 1970 after nearly a century as a British colony. Democratic rule was interrupted by two military coups in 1987 caused by concern over a government perceived as dominated by the Indian community (descendants of contract laborers brought to the islands by the British in the 19th century). The coups and a 1990 constitution that cemented native Melanesian control of Fiji led to heavy Indian emigration; the population loss resulted in economic difficulties, but ensured that Melanesians became the majority. A new constitution enacted in 1997 was more equitable. Free and peaceful elections in 1999 resulted in a government led by an Indo-Fijian, but a civilian-led coup in May 2000 ushered in a prolonged period of political turmoil. Parliamentary elections held in August 2001 provided Fiji with a democratically elected government led by Prime Minister Laisenia QARASE. Re-elected in May 2006, QARASE was ousted in a December 2006 military coup led by Commodore Voreqe BAINIMARAMA, who initially appointed himself acting president but in January 2007 became interim prime minister. Since taking power BAINIMARAMA has neutralized his opponents, crippled Fiji's democratic institutions, and initially refused to hold elections. In 2012, he promised to hold elections in 2014.

How big is Fiji 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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