Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

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.

Economy

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.

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 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.

Basic Needs

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.

Geography

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.

New Zealand: At a glance

New Zealand (sometimes abbreviated NZ) is a sovereign country in Australia-Oceania, with a total land area of approximately 264,537 sq km. The Polynesian Maori reached New Zealand in about A.D. 800. In 1840, their chieftains entered into a compact with Britain, the Treaty of Waitangi, in which they ceded sovereignty to Queen Victoria while retaining territorial rights. That same year, the British began the first organized colonial settlement. A series of land wars between 1843 and 1872 ended with the defeat of the native peoples. The British colony of New Zealand became an independent dominion in 1907 and supported the UK militarily in both world wars. New Zealand's full participation in a number of defense alliances lapsed by the 1980s. In recent years, the government has sought to address longstanding Maori grievances.

How big is New Zealand 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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