Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Saint Lucia instead of Palau, you would:

Health

live 4.4 years longer


In Palau, the average life expectancy is 74 years (71 years for men, 78 years for women) as of 2020. In Saint Lucia, that number is 78 years (76 years for men, 81 years for women) as of 2020.

be 64.4% less likely to be obese


In Palau, 55.3% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Saint Lucia, that number is 19.7% of people as of 2016.

Economy

be 11.8 times more likely to be unemployed


In Palau, 1.7% of adults are unemployed as of 2015. In Saint Lucia, that number is 20.0% as of 2003.

Life

have 10.6% more children


In Palau, there are approximately 11.3 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Saint Lucia, there are 12.5 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 41.2% more likely to have internet access


In Palau, approximately 36.0% of the population has internet access as of 2016. In Saint Lucia, about 50.8% do as of 2018.

Geography

see 89.6% less coastline


Palau has a total of 1,519 km of coastline. In Saint Lucia, that number is 158 km.

Saint Lucia: At a glance

Saint Lucia is a sovereign country in Central America/Caribbean, with a total land area of approximately 606 sq km. The island, with its fine natural harbor at Castries, was contested between England and France throughout the 17th and early 18th centuries (changing possession 14 times); it was finally ceded to the UK in 1814. Even after the abolition of slavery on its plantations in 1834, Saint Lucia remained an agricultural island, dedicated to producing tropical commodity crops. Self-government was granted in 1967 and independence in 1979.

How big is Saint Lucia 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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