Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in New Caledonia instead of Palau, you would:

Health

live 4.5 years longer


In Palau, the average life expectancy is 73 years (70 years for men, 77 years for women). In New Caledonia, that number is 78 years (74 years for men, 82 years for women).

Economy

make 92.0% more money


Palau has a GDP per capita of $16,200, while in New Caledonia, the GDP per capita is $31,100.

be 8.6 times more likely to be unemployed


In Palau, 1.7% of adults are unemployed. In New Caledonia, that number is 14.7%.

Life

be 50.9% less likely to die during infancy


In Palau, approximately 10.6 children die before they reach the age of one. In New Caledonia, on the other hand, 5.2 children do.

have 32.7% more children


In Palau, there are approximately 11.3 babies per 1,000 people. In New Caledonia, there are 15.0 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 2.1 times more likely to have internet access


In Palau, approximately 36.0% of the population has internet access. In New Caledonia, about 74.0% do.

Geography

see 48.4% more coastline


Palau has a total of 1,519 km of coastline. In New Caledonia, that number is 2,254 km.

New Caledonia: At a glance

New Caledonia is a sovereign country in Australia-Oceania, with a total land area of approximately 18,275 sq km. Settled by both Britain and France during the first half of the 19th century, the island became a French possession in 1853. It served as a penal colony for four decades after 1864. Agitation for independence during the 1980s and early 1990s ended in the 1998 Noumea Accord, which over a period of 15 to 20 years will transfer an increasing amount of governing responsibility from France to New Caledonia. The agreement also commits France to conduct a referendum between 2014 and 2018 to decide whether New Caledonia should assume full sovereignty and independence.

How big is New Caledonia 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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