Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 8.7 years longer


In Palau, the average life expectancy is 74 years (71 years for men, 78 years for women) as of 2020. In Guernsey, that number is 83 years (80 years for men, 86 years for women) as of 2020.

Economy

make 3.6 times more money


Palau has a GDP per capita of $14,700 as of 2017, while in Guernsey, the GDP per capita is $52,500 as of 2014.

be 29.4% less likely to be unemployed


In Palau, 1.7% of adults are unemployed as of 2015. In Guernsey, that number is 1.2% as of 2016.

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 Guernsey, on the other hand, 3.3 children do as of 2020.

have 13.3% fewer children


In Palau, there are approximately 11.3 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Guernsey, there are 9.8 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 2.3 times more likely to have internet access


In Palau, approximately 36.0% of the population has internet access as of 2016. In Guernsey, about 83.3% do as of 2016.

Geography

see 96.7% less coastline


Palau has a total of 1,519 km of coastline. In Guernsey, that number is 50 km.

Guernsey: At a glance

Guernsey is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 78 sq km. Guernsey and the other Channel Islands represent the last remnants of the medieval Dukedom of Normandy, which held sway in both France and England. The islands were the only British soil occupied by German troops in World War II. Guernsey is a British crown dependency but is not part of the UK or of the European Union. However, the UK Government is constitutionally responsible for its defense and international representation.

How big is Guernsey 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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