Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Philippines instead of Palau, you would:
be 88.4% less likely to be obese
In Palau, 55.3% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Philippines, that number is 6.4% of people as of 2016.
live 4.1 years less
In Palau, the average life expectancy is 74 years (71 years for men, 78 years for women) as of 2020. In Philippines, that number is 70 years (66 years for men, 74 years for women) as of 2020.
be 13.3% less likely to live below the poverty line
In Palau, 24.9% live below the poverty line as of 2006. In Philippines, however, that number is 21.6% as of 2017.
make 42.9% less money
Palau has a GDP per capita of $14,700 as of 2017, while in Philippines, the GDP per capita is $8,400 as of 2017.
be 3.4 times more likely to be unemployed
In Palau, 1.7% of adults are unemployed as of 2015. In Philippines, that number is 5.7% as of 2017.
have 2.0 times more children
In Palau, there are approximately 11.3 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Philippines, there are 22.9 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.
be 2.0 times more likely to die during infancy
In Palau, approximately 9.8 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Philippines, on the other hand, 20.0 children do as of 2020.
be 66.8% more likely to have internet access
In Palau, approximately 36.0% of the population has internet access as of 2016. In Philippines, about 60.0% do as of 2018.
be 11.4% less likely to have access to electricity
In Palau, approximately 99% of people have electricity access (100% in urban areas, and 97% in rural areas) as of 2016. In Philippines, that number is 88% of people on average (98% in urban areas, and 80% in rural areas) as of 2017.
see 23.9 times more coastline
Palau has a total of 1,519 km of coastline. In Philippines, that number is 36,289 km.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.
Philippines: At a glance
How big is Philippines compared to Palau? See an in-depth size comparison.