Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 6.0 years less


In Palau, the average life expectancy is 73 years (70 years for men, 77 years for women). In Nauru, that number is 67 years (63 years for men, 71 years for women).

be 10.3% more likely to be obese


In Palau, 55.3% of adults are obese. In Nauru, that number is 61.0% of people.

Economy

make 24.7% less money


Palau has a GDP per capita of $16,200, while in Nauru, the GDP per capita is $12,200.

be 13.5 times more likely to be unemployed


In Palau, 1.7% of adults are unemployed. In Nauru, that number is 23.0%.

Life

be 26.4% less likely to die during infancy


In Palau, approximately 10.6 children die before they reach the age of one. In Nauru, on the other hand, 7.8 children do.

have 2.1 times more children


In Palau, there are approximately 11.3 babies per 1,000 people. In Nauru, there are 24.0 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 48.6% more likely to have internet access


In Palau, approximately 36.0% of the population has internet access. In Nauru, about 53.5% do.

Expenditures

spend 63.3% less on healthcare


Palau spends 9.0% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Nauru, that number is 3.3% of GDP.

Geography

see 98.0% less coastline


Palau has a total of 1,519 km of coastline. In Nauru, that number is 30 km.

Nauru: At a glance

Nauru is a sovereign country in Australia-Oceania, with a total land area of approximately 21 sq km. The exact origins of the Nauruans are unclear since their language does not resemble any other in the Pacific region. Germany annexed the island in 1888. A German-British consortium began mining the island's phosphate deposits early in the 20th century. Australian forces occupied Nauru in World War I; it subsequently became a League of Nations mandate. After the Second World War - and a brutal occupation by Japan - Nauru became a UN trust territory. It achieved independence in 1968 and joined the UN in 1999 as the world's smallest independent republic.

How big is Nauru 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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