Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 4.2 years longer


In Palau, the average life expectancy is 74 years (71 years for men, 78 years for women) as of 2020. In Lebanon, that number is 78 years (77 years for men, 80 years for women) as of 2020.

be 42.1% less likely to be obese


In Palau, 55.3% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Lebanon, that number is 32.0% of people as of 2016.

Economy

make 33.3% more money


Palau has a GDP per capita of $14,700 as of 2017, while in Lebanon, the GDP per capita is $19,600 as of 2017.

be 5.7 times more likely to be unemployed


In Palau, 1.7% of adults are unemployed as of 2015. In Lebanon, that number is 9.7% as of 2007.

be 14.9% more likely to be live below the poverty line


In Palau, 24.9% live below the poverty line as of 2006. In Lebanon, however, that number is 28.6% as of 2004.

Life

be 30.6% less likely to die during infancy


In Palau, approximately 9.8 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Lebanon, on the other hand, 6.8 children do as of 2020.

have 20.4% more children


In Palau, there are approximately 11.3 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Lebanon, there are 13.6 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 2.2 times more likely to have internet access


In Palau, approximately 36.0% of the population has internet access as of 2016. In Lebanon, about 78.2% do as of 2018.

Geography

see 85.2% less coastline


Palau has a total of 1,519 km of coastline. In Lebanon, that number is 225 km.

Lebanon: At a glance

Lebanon is a sovereign country in Middle East, with a total land area of approximately 10,230 sq km. Following World War I, France acquired a mandate over the northern portion of the former Ottoman Empire province of Syria. The French demarcated the region of Lebanon in 1920 and granted this area independence in 1943. Since independence the country has been marked by periods of political turmoil interspersed with prosperity built on its position as a regional center for finance and trade. The country's 1975-90 civil war that resulted in an estimated 120,000 fatalities, was followed by years of social and political instability. Sectarianism is a key element of Lebanese political life. Neighboring Syria has long influenced Lebanon's foreign policy and internal policies, and its military occupied Lebanon from 1976 until 2005. The Lebanon-based Hizballah militia and Israel continued attacks and counterattacks against each other after Syria's withdrawal, and fought a brief war in 2006. Lebanon's borders with Syria and Israel remain unresolved.

How big is Lebanon 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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