Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 7.0 years longer


In Palau, the average life expectancy is 74 years (71 years for men, 78 years for women) as of 2020. In Portugal, that number is 81 years (78 years for men, 84 years for women) as of 2020.

be 62.4% less likely to be obese


In Palau, 55.3% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Portugal, that number is 20.8% of people as of 2016.

Economy

make 2.1 times more money


Palau has a GDP per capita of $14,700 as of 2017, while in Portugal, the GDP per capita is $30,500 as of 2017.

be 23.7% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Palau, 24.9% live below the poverty line as of 2006. In Portugal, however, that number is 19.0% as of 2015.

be 5.2 times more likely to be unemployed


In Palau, 1.7% of adults are unemployed as of 2015. In Portugal, that number is 8.9% as of 2017.

Life

be 73.5% less likely to die during infancy


In Palau, approximately 9.8 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Portugal, on the other hand, 2.6 children do as of 2020.

have 28.3% fewer children


In Palau, there are approximately 11.3 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Portugal, there are 8.1 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 2.1 times more likely to have internet access


In Palau, approximately 36.0% of the population has internet access as of 2016. In Portugal, about 74.7% do as of 2018.

Geography

see 18.0% more coastline


Palau has a total of 1,519 km of coastline. In Portugal, that number is 1,793 km.

Portugal: At a glance

Portugal is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 91,470 sq km. Following its heyday as a global maritime power during the 15th and 16th centuries, Portugal lost much of its wealth and status with the destruction of Lisbon in a 1755 earthquake, occupation during the Napoleonic Wars, and the independence of Brazil, its wealthiest colony, in 1822. A 1910 revolution deposed the monarchy; for most of the next six decades, repressive governments ran the country. In 1974, a left-wing military coup installed broad democratic reforms. The following year, Portugal granted independence to all of its African colonies. Portugal is a founding member of NATO and entered the EC (now the EU) in 1986.

How big is Portugal 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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