Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 1.4 years longer


In Palau, the average life expectancy is 74 years (71 years for men, 78 years for women) as of 2020. In Jordan, that number is 76 years (74 years for men, 77 years for women) as of 2020.

be 35.8% less likely to be obese


In Palau, 55.3% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Jordan, that number is 35.5% of people as of 2016.

Economy

be 43.0% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Palau, 24.9% live below the poverty line as of 2006. In Jordan, however, that number is 14.2% as of 2002.

make 37.4% less money


Palau has a GDP per capita of $14,700 as of 2017, while in Jordan, the GDP per capita is $9,200 as of 2017.

be 10.8 times more likely to be unemployed


In Palau, 1.7% of adults are unemployed as of 2015. In Jordan, that number is 18.3% as of 2017.

Life

have 2.0 times more children


In Palau, there are approximately 11.3 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Jordan, there are 23.0 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

be 30.6% more likely to die during infancy


In Palau, approximately 9.8 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Jordan, on the other hand, 12.8 children do as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 85.5% more likely to have internet access


In Palau, approximately 36.0% of the population has internet access as of 2016. In Jordan, about 66.8% do as of 2018.

Geography

see 98.3% less coastline


Palau has a total of 1,519 km of coastline. In Jordan, that number is 26 km.

Jordan: At a glance

Jordan is a sovereign country in Middle East, with a total land area of approximately 88,802 sq km. Following World War I and the dissolution of the Ottoman Empire, the League of Nations awarded Britain the mandate to govern much of the Middle East. Britain demarcated a semi-autonomous region of Transjordan from Palestine in the early 1920s. The area gained its independence in 1946 and thereafter became The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan. The country's long-time ruler, King HUSSEIN (1953-99), successfully navigated competing pressures from the major powers (US, USSR, and UK), various Arab states, Israel, and a large internal Palestinian population. Jordan lost the West Bank to Israel in the 1967 Six-Day War. King HUSSEIN in 1988 permanently relinquished Jordanian claims to the West Bank; in 1994 he signed a peace treaty with Israel. King ABDALLAH II, King HUSSEIN's eldest son, assumed the throne following his father's death in 1999. He implemented modest political and economic reforms, but in the wake of the "Arab Revolution" across the Middle East, Jordanians continue to press for further political liberalization, government reforms, and economic improvements. In January 2014, Jordan assumed a nonpermanent seat on the UN Security Council for the 2014-15 term.

How big is Jordan 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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