Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 7.6 years longer


In Palau, the average life expectancy is 74 years (71 years for men, 78 years for women) as of 2020. In Netherlands, that number is 82 years (80 years for men, 84 years for women) as of 2020.

be 63.1% less likely to be obese


In Palau, 55.3% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Netherlands, that number is 20.4% of people as of 2016.

Economy

make 3.7 times more money


Palau has a GDP per capita of $14,700 as of 2017, while in Netherlands, the GDP per capita is $53,900 as of 2017.

be 64.7% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Palau, 24.9% live below the poverty line as of 2006. In Netherlands, however, that number is 8.8% as of 2015.

be 2.9 times more likely to be unemployed


In Palau, 1.7% of adults are unemployed as of 2015. In Netherlands, that number is 4.9% as of 2017.

Life

be 64.3% less likely to die during infancy


In Palau, approximately 9.8 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Netherlands, on the other hand, 3.5 children do as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 2.6 times more likely to have internet access


In Palau, approximately 36.0% of the population has internet access as of 2016. In Netherlands, about 94.7% do as of 2018.

Geography

see 70.3% less coastline


Palau has a total of 1,519 km of coastline. In Netherlands, that number is 451 km.

Netherlands: At a glance

Netherlands is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 33,893 sq km. The Dutch United Provinces declared their independence from Spain in 1579; during the 17th century, they became a leading seafaring and commercial power, with settlements and colonies around the world. After a 20-year French occupation, a Kingdom of the Netherlands was formed in 1815. In 1830 Belgium seceded and formed a separate kingdom. The Netherlands remained neutral in World War I, but suffered invasion and occupation by Germany in World War II. A modern, industrialized nation, the Netherlands is also a large exporter of agricultural products. The country was a founding member of NATO and the EEC (now the EU) and participated in the introduction of the euro in 1999. In October 2010, the former Netherlands Antilles was dissolved and the three smallest islands - Bonaire, Sint Eustatius, and Saba - became special municipalities in the Netherlands administrative structure. The larger islands of Sint Maarten and Curacao joined the Netherlands and Aruba as constituent countries forming the Kingdom of the Netherlands.

How big is Netherlands 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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