Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 7.0 years longer


In Palau, the average life expectancy is 74 years (71 years for men, 78 years for women) as of 2020. In Germany, that number is 81 years (79 years for men, 84 years for women) as of 2020.

be 59.7% less likely to be obese


In Palau, 55.3% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Germany, that number is 22.3% of people as of 2016.

Economy

make 3.5 times more money


Palau has a GDP per capita of $14,700 as of 2017, while in Germany, the GDP per capita is $50,800 as of 2017.

be 32.9% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Palau, 24.9% live below the poverty line as of 2006. In Germany, however, that number is 16.7% as of 2015.

be 2.2 times more likely to be unemployed


In Palau, 1.7% of adults are unemployed as of 2015. In Germany, that number is 3.8% as of 2017.

Life

be 66.3% less likely to die during infancy


In Palau, approximately 9.8 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Germany, on the other hand, 3.3 children do as of 2020.

have 23.9% fewer children


In Palau, there are approximately 11.3 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Germany, there are 8.6 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 2.5 times more likely to have internet access


In Palau, approximately 36.0% of the population has internet access as of 2016. In Germany, about 89.7% do as of 2018.

Geography

see 57.3% more coastline


Palau has a total of 1,519 km of coastline. In Germany, that number is 2,389 km.

Germany: At a glance

Germany is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 348,672 sq km. As Europe's largest economy and second most populous nation (after Russia), Germany is a key member of the continent's economic, political, and defense organizations. European power struggles immersed Germany in two devastating World Wars in the first half of the 20th century and left the country occupied by the victorious Allied powers of the US, UK, France, and the Soviet Union in 1945. With the advent of the Cold War, two German states were formed in 1949: the western Federal Republic of Germany (FRG) and the eastern German Democratic Republic (GDR). The democratic FRG embedded itself in key Western economic and security organizations, the EC, which became the EU, and NATO, while the communist GDR was on the front line of the Soviet-led Warsaw Pact. The decline of the USSR and the end of the Cold War allowed for German unification in 1990. Since then, Germany has expended considerable funds to bring Eastern productivity and wages up to Western standards. In January 1999, Germany and 10 other EU countries introduced a common European exchange currency, the euro.

How big is Germany 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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