Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Saint Kitts and Nevis instead of Palau, you would:

Health

live 2.5 years longer


In Palau, the average life expectancy is 73 years (70 years for men, 77 years for women). In Saint Kitts and Nevis, that number is 76 years (74 years for men, 78 years for women).

be 58.6% less likely to be obese


In Palau, 55.3% of adults are obese. In Saint Kitts and Nevis, that number is 22.9% of people.

Economy

make 65.4% more money


Palau has a GDP per capita of $16,200, while in Saint Kitts and Nevis, the GDP per capita is $26,800.

be 2.6 times more likely to be unemployed


In Palau, 1.7% of adults are unemployed. In Saint Kitts and Nevis, that number is 4.5%.

Life

be 20.8% less likely to die during infancy


In Palau, approximately 10.6 children die before they reach the age of one. In Saint Kitts and Nevis, on the other hand, 8.4 children do.

have 16.8% more children


In Palau, there are approximately 11.3 babies per 1,000 people. In Saint Kitts and Nevis, there are 13.2 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 54.2% more likely to have access to electricity


In Palau, 59% of people have electricity access (62% in urban areas, and 45% in rural areas). In Saint Kitts and Nevis, that number is 91% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 80% in rural areas).

be 2.1 times more likely to have internet access


In Palau, approximately 36.0% of the population has internet access. In Saint Kitts and Nevis, about 75.7% do.

Expenditures

spend 43.3% less on healthcare


Palau spends 9.0% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Saint Kitts and Nevis, that number is 5.1% of GDP.

Geography

see 91.1% less coastline


Palau has a total of 1,519 km of coastline. In Saint Kitts and Nevis, that number is 135 km.

Saint Kitts and Nevis: At a glance

Saint Kitts and Nevis is a sovereign country in Central America/Caribbean, with a total land area of approximately 261 sq km. Carib Indians occupied the islands of the West Indies for hundreds of years before the British began settlement in 1623. In 1967, the island territory of Saint Christopher-Nevis-Anguilla became an associated state of the UK with full internal autonomy. The island of Anguilla rebelled and was allowed to secede in 1971. The remaining islands achieved independence in 1983 as Saint Kitts and Nevis. In 1998, a vote in Nevis on a referendum to separate from Saint Kitts fell short of the two-thirds majority needed. Nevis continues in its efforts to separate from Saint Kitts.

How big is Saint Kitts and Nevis 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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