Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 14.5% less likely to be obese


In Palau, 55.3% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Samoa, that number is 47.3% of people as of 2016.

Economy

make 61.2% less money


Palau has a GDP per capita of $14,700 as of 2017, while in Samoa, the GDP per capita is $5,700 as of 2017.

be 3.1 times more likely to be unemployed


In Palau, 1.7% of adults are unemployed as of 2015. In Samoa, that number is 5.2% as of 2017.

Life

have 73.5% more children


In Palau, there are approximately 11.3 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Samoa, there are 19.6 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

be 73.5% more likely to die during infancy


In Palau, approximately 9.8 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Samoa, on the other hand, 17.0 children do as of 2020.

Geography

see 73.5% less coastline


Palau has a total of 1,519 km of coastline. In Samoa, that number is 403 km.

Samoa: At a glance

Samoa is a sovereign country in Australia-Oceania, with a total land area of approximately 2,821 sq km. New Zealand occupied the German protectorate of Western Samoa at the outbreak of World War I in 1914. It continued to administer the islands as a mandate and then as a trust territory until 1962, when the islands became the first Polynesian nation to reestablish independence in the 20th century. The country dropped the "Western" from its name in 1997.

How big is Samoa 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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