Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 70.0% less likely to be obese


In Palau, 55.3% of adults are obese. In Kyrgyzstan, that number is 16.6% of people.

live 2.5 years less


In Palau, the average life expectancy is 73 years (70 years for men, 77 years for women). In Kyrgyzstan, that number is 71 years (67 years for men, 75 years for women).

Economy

make 77.2% less money


Palau has a GDP per capita of $16,200, while in Kyrgyzstan, the GDP per capita is $3,700.

be 4.4 times more likely to be unemployed


In Palau, 1.7% of adults are unemployed. In Kyrgyzstan, that number is 7.4%.

Life

have 95.6% more children


In Palau, there are approximately 11.3 babies per 1,000 people. In Kyrgyzstan, there are 22.1 babies per 1,000 people.

be 2.4 times more likely to die during infancy


In Palau, approximately 10.6 children die before they reach the age of one. In Kyrgyzstan, on the other hand, 25.9 children do.

Basic Needs

be 69.5% more likely to have access to electricity


In Palau, 59% of the population has electricity access. In Kyrgyzstan, 100% of the population do.

Expenditures

spend 27.8% less on healthcare


Palau spends 9.0% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Kyrgyzstan, that number is 6.5% of GDP.

Kyrgyzstan: At a glance

Kyrgyzstan is a sovereign country in Central Asia, with a total land area of approximately 191,801 sq km. A Central Asian country of incredible natural beauty and proud nomadic traditions, most of Kyrgyzstan was formally annexed to Russia in 1876. The Kyrgyz staged a major revolt against the Tsarist Empire in 1916 in which almost one-sixth of the Kyrgyz population was killed. Kyrgyzstan became a Soviet republic in 1936 and achieved independence in 1991 when the USSR dissolved. Nationwide demonstrations in the spring of 2005 resulted in the ouster of President Askar AKAEV, who had run the country since 1990. Former prime minister Kurmanbek BAKIEV overwhelmingly won the presidential election in the summer of 2005. Over the next few years, he manipulated the parliament to accrue new powers for the presidency. In July 2009, after months of harassment against his opponents and media critics, BAKIEV won re-election in a presidential campaign that the international community deemed flawed. In April 2010, violent protests in Bishkek led to the collapse of the BAKIEV regime and his eventual fleeing to Minsk, Belarus. His successor, Roza OTUNBAEVA, served as transitional president until Almazbek ATAMBAEV was inaugurated in December 2011, marking the first peaceful transfer of presidential power in independent Kyrgyzstan's history. Continuing concerns include: the trajectory of democratization, endemic corruption, poor interethnic relations, and terrorism.

How big is Kyrgyzstan 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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