Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 61.7% less likely to be obese


In Palau, 55.3% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Guatemala, that number is 21.2% of people as of 2016.

live 1.7 years less


In Palau, the average life expectancy is 74 years (71 years for men, 78 years for women) as of 2020. In Guatemala, that number is 72 years (70 years for men, 74 years for women) as of 2020.

Economy

make 44.2% less money


Palau has a GDP per capita of $14,700 as of 2017, while in Guatemala, the GDP per capita is $8,200 as of 2017.

be 35.3% more likely to be unemployed


In Palau, 1.7% of adults are unemployed as of 2015. In Guatemala, that number is 2.3% as of 2017.

be 2.4 times more likely to live below the poverty line


In Palau, 24.9% live below the poverty line as of 2006. In Guatemala, however, that number is 59.3% as of 2014.

Life

have 2.1 times more children


In Palau, there are approximately 11.3 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Guatemala, there are 23.3 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

be 15.6% less likely to be literate


In Palau, the literacy rate is 96.6% as of 2015. In Guatemala, it is 81.5% as of 2015.

be 2.2 times more likely to die during infancy


In Palau, approximately 9.8 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Guatemala, on the other hand, 21.8 children do as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 80.6% more likely to have internet access


In Palau, approximately 36.0% of the population has internet access as of 2016. In Guatemala, about 65.0% do as of 2018.

Geography

see 73.7% less coastline


Palau has a total of 1,519 km of coastline. In Guatemala, that number is 400 km.

Guatemala: At a glance

Guatemala is a sovereign country in Central America/Caribbean, with a total land area of approximately 107,159 sq km. The Maya civilization flourished in Guatemala and surrounding regions during the first millennium A.D. After almost three centuries as a Spanish colony, Guatemala won its independence in 1821. During the second half of the 20th century, it experienced a variety of military and civilian governments, as well as a 36-year guerrilla war. In 1996, the government signed a peace agreement formally ending the internal conflict, which had left more than 200,000 people dead and had created, by some estimates, about 1 million refugees.

How big is Guatemala 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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