Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 63.5% less likely to be obese


In Palau, 55.3% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Guyana, that number is 20.2% of people as of 2016.

live 4.6 years less


In Palau, the average life expectancy is 74 years (71 years for men, 78 years for women) as of 2020. In Guyana, that number is 70 years (66 years for men, 73 years for women) as of 2020.

Economy

make 44.9% less money


Palau has a GDP per capita of $14,700 as of 2017, while in Guyana, the GDP per capita is $8,100 as of 2017.

be 6.5 times more likely to be unemployed


In Palau, 1.7% of adults are unemployed as of 2015. In Guyana, that number is 11.1% as of 2013.

be 40.6% more likely to be live below the poverty line


In Palau, 24.9% live below the poverty line as of 2006. In Guyana, however, that number is 35.0% as of 2006.

Life

have 37.2% more children


In Palau, there are approximately 11.3 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Guyana, there are 15.5 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

be 2.8 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 Guyana, on the other hand, 27.6 children do as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 15.2% less likely to have access to electricity


In Palau, approximately 99% of people have electricity access (100% in urban areas, and 97% in rural areas) as of 2016. In Guyana, that number is 84% of people on average (90% in urban areas, and 82% in rural areas) as of 2016.

Geography

see 69.8% less coastline


Palau has a total of 1,519 km of coastline. In Guyana, that number is 459 km.

Guyana: At a glance

Guyana is a sovereign country in South America, with a total land area of approximately 196,849 sq km. Originally a Dutch colony in the 17th century, by 1815 Guyana had become a British possession. The abolition of slavery led to settlement of urban areas by former slaves and the importation of indentured servants from India to work the sugar plantations. The resulting ethnocultural divide has persisted and has led to turbulent politics. Guyana achieved independence from the UK in 1966, and since then it has been ruled mostly by socialist-oriented governments. In 1992, Cheddi JAGAN was elected president in what is considered the country's first free and fair election since independence. After his death five years later, his wife, Janet JAGAN, became president but resigned in 1999 due to poor health. Her successor, Bharrat JAGDEO, was reelected in 2001 and again in 2006. Donald RAMOTAR was elected president in 2011.

How big is Guyana 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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