Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Thailand instead of Palau, you would:
live 3.0 years longer
In Palau, the average life expectancy is 75 years (71 years for men, 78 years for women) as of 2022. In Thailand, that number is 78 years (75 years for men, 81 years for women) as of 2022.
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.
be 41.8% less likely to be unemployed
In Palau, 1.7% of adults are unemployed as of 2015. In Thailand, that number is 1.0% as of 2019.
be 60.2% 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 9.9% as of 2018.
be 42.6% less likely to die during infancy
In Palau, approximately 11.3 children (per 1,000 live births) die before they reach the age of one as of 2022. In Thailand, on the other hand, 6.5 children do as of 2022.
have 12.0% fewer children
In Palau, there are approximately 11.5 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022. In Thailand, there are 10.1 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022.
be 2.2 times more likely to have internet access
In Palau, approximately 36.0% of the population has internet access as of 2016. In Thailand, about 78.0% do as of 2020.
spend 75.0% less on healthcare
Palau spends 15.2% of its total GDP on healthcare as of 2019. In Thailand, that number is 3.8% of GDP as of 2019.
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.