Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Thailand instead of Palau, you would:
live 1.5 years longer
In Palau, the average life expectancy is 74 years (71 years for men, 78 years for women) as of 2020. In Thailand, that number is 76 years (72 years for men, 79 years for women) as of 2020.
be 81.9% less likely to be obese
In Palau, 55.3% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Thailand, that number is 10.0% of people as of 2016.
make 21.8% more money
Palau has a GDP per capita of $14,700 as of 2017, while in Thailand, the GDP per capita is $17,900 as of 2017.
be 58.8% less likely to be unemployed
In Palau, 1.7% of adults are unemployed as of 2015. In Thailand, that number is 0.7% as of 2017.
be 71.1% less likely to live below the poverty line
In Palau, 24.9% live below the poverty line as of 2006. In Thailand, however, that number is 7.2% as of 2015.
be 12.2% less likely to die during infancy
In Palau, approximately 9.8 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Thailand, on the other hand, 8.6 children do as of 2020.
be 57.8% more likely to have internet access
In Palau, approximately 36.0% of the population has internet access as of 2016. In Thailand, about 56.8% do as of 2018.
see 2.1 times more coastline
Palau has a total of 1,519 km of coastline. In Thailand, that number is 3,219 km.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.
Thailand: At a glance
How big is Thailand compared to Palau? See an in-depth size comparison.