Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 10.5 years longer


In Palau, the average life expectancy is 74 years (71 years for men, 78 years for women) as of 2020. In Macau, that number is 85 years (82 years for men, 88 years for women) as of 2020.

Economy

make 8.3 times more money


Palau has a GDP per capita of $14,700 as of 2017, while in Macau, the GDP per capita is $122,000 as of 2018.

be 17.6% more likely to be unemployed


In Palau, 1.7% of adults are unemployed as of 2015. In Macau, that number is 2.0% as of 2017.

Life

be 68.4% less likely to die during infancy


In Palau, approximately 9.8 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Macau, on the other hand, 3.1 children do as of 2020.

have 30.1% fewer children


In Palau, there are approximately 11.3 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Macau, there are 7.9 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 Macau, about 83.8% do as of 2018.

Geography

see 97.3% less coastline


Palau has a total of 1,519 km of coastline. In Macau, that number is 41 km.

Macau: At a glance

Macau is a sovereign country in East/Southeast Asia, with a total land area of approximately 28 sq km. Colonized by the Portuguese in the 16th century, Macau was the first European settlement in the Far East. Pursuant to an agreement signed by China and Portugal on 13 April 1987, Macau became the Macau Special Administrative Region (SAR) of the People's Republic of China on 20 December 1999. In this agreement, China promised that, under its "one country, two systems" formula, China's political and economic system would not be imposed on Macau, and that Macau would enjoy a "high degree of autonomy" in all matters except foreign affairs and defense for the subsequent 50 years.

How big is Macau 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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