Quality of life comparison
If you lived in New Zealand instead of Palau, you would:
live 8.0 years longer
In Palau, the average life expectancy is 74 years (71 years for men, 78 years for women) as of 2020. In New Zealand, that number is 82 years (80 years for men, 84 years for women) as of 2020.
be 44.3% less likely to be obese
In Palau, 55.3% of adults are obese as of 2016. In New Zealand, that number is 30.8% of people as of 2016.
make 2.7 times more money
Palau has a GDP per capita of $14,700 as of 2017, while in New Zealand, the GDP per capita is $39,000 as of 2017.
be 2.8 times more likely to be unemployed
In Palau, 1.7% of adults are unemployed as of 2015. In New Zealand, that number is 4.7% as of 2017.
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 New Zealand, on the other hand, 3.5 children do as of 2020.
have 13.3% more children
In Palau, there are approximately 11.3 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In New Zealand, there are 12.8 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.
be 2.5 times more likely to have internet access
In Palau, approximately 36.0% of the population has internet access as of 2016. In New Zealand, about 90.8% do as of 2018.
see 10.0 times more coastline
Palau has a total of 1,519 km of coastline. In New Zealand, that number is 15,134 km.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.
New Zealand: At a glance
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