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. In Samoa, that number is 47.3% of people.

Economy

make 64.8% less money


Palau has a GDP per capita of $16,200, while in Samoa, the GDP per capita is $5,700.

Life

have 80.5% more children


In Palau, there are approximately 11.3 babies per 1,000 people. In Samoa, there are 20.4 babies per 1,000 people.

be 75.5% more likely to die during infancy


In Palau, approximately 10.6 children die before they reach the age of one. In Samoa, on the other hand, 18.6 children do.

Basic Needs

be 59.3% 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 Samoa, that number is 94% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 93% in rural areas).

be 18.3% less likely to have internet access


In Palau, approximately 36.0% of the population has internet access. In Samoa, about 29.4% do.

Expenditures

spend 20.0% less on healthcare


Palau spends 9.0% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Samoa, that number is 7.2% of GDP.

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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