Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 6.2 years less


In Palau, the average life expectancy is 74 years (71 years for men, 78 years for women) as of 2020. In Tuvalu, that number is 68 years (66 years for men, 70 years for women) as of 2020.

Economy

make 74.1% less money


Palau has a GDP per capita of $14,700 as of 2017, while in Tuvalu, the GDP per capita is $3,800 as of 2017.

Life

have 2.1 times more children


In Palau, there are approximately 11.3 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Tuvalu, there are 23.4 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

be 2.7 times more likely to die during infancy


In Palau, approximately 9.8 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Tuvalu, on the other hand, 26.6 children do as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 37.0% more likely to have internet access


In Palau, approximately 36.0% of the population has internet access as of 2016. In Tuvalu, about 49.3% do as of 2018.

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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