Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 6.5 years less


In Palau, the average life expectancy is 73 years (70 years for men, 77 years for women). In Tuvalu, that number is 67 years (65 years for men, 69 years for women).

Economy

make 76.5% less money


Palau has a GDP per capita of $16,200, while in Tuvalu, the GDP per capita is $3,800.

Life

have 2.1 times more children


In Palau, there are approximately 11.3 babies per 1,000 people. In Tuvalu, there are 23.7 babies per 1,000 people.

be 2.7 times more likely to die during infancy


In Palau, approximately 10.6 children die before they reach the age of one. In Tuvalu, on the other hand, 29.0 children do.

Basic Needs

be 27.8% more likely to have internet access


In Palau, approximately 36.0% of the population has internet access. In Tuvalu, about 46.0% do.

be 23.7% less likely to have access to electricity


In Palau, 59% of people have electricity access (62% in urban areas, and 45% in rural areas). In Tuvalu, that number is 45% of people on average (57% in urban areas, and 32% in rural areas).

Expenditures

spend 83.3% more on healthcare


Palau spends 9.0% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Tuvalu, that number is 16.5% of GDP.

Geography

see 98.4% less coastline


Palau has a total of 1,519 km of coastline. In Tuvalu, that number is 24 km.

Tuvalu: At a glance

Tuvalu is a sovereign country in Australia-Oceania, with a total land area of approximately 26 sq km. In 1974, ethnic differences within the British colony of the Gilbert and Ellice Islands caused the Polynesians of the Ellice Islands to vote for separation from the Micronesians of the Gilbert Islands. The following year, the Ellice Islands became the separate British colony of Tuvalu. Independence was granted in 1978. In 2000, Tuvalu negotiated a contract leasing its Internet domain name ".tv" for $50 million in royalties over a 12-year period.

How big is Tuvalu 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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