Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 53.7% less likely to be obese


In Palau, 55.3% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Venezuela, that number is 25.6% of people as of 2016.

live 3.1 years less


In Palau, the average life expectancy is 74 years (71 years for men, 78 years for women) as of 2020. In Venezuela, that number is 71 years (68 years for men, 75 years for women) as of 2020.

Economy

be 20.9% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Palau, 24.9% live below the poverty line as of 2006. In Venezuela, however, that number is 19.7% as of 2015.

make 15.0% less money


Palau has a GDP per capita of $14,700 as of 2017, while in Venezuela, the GDP per capita is $12,500 as of 2017.

be 15.9 times more likely to be unemployed


In Palau, 1.7% of adults are unemployed as of 2015. In Venezuela, that number is 27.1% as of 2017.

Life

have 58.4% more children


In Palau, there are approximately 11.3 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Venezuela, there are 17.9 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

be 2.8 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 Venezuela, on the other hand, 27.9 children do as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 100.0% more likely to have internet access


In Palau, approximately 36.0% of the population has internet access as of 2016. In Venezuela, about 72.0% do as of 2018.

Geography

see 84.3% more coastline


Palau has a total of 1,519 km of coastline. In Venezuela, that number is 2,800 km.

Venezuela: At a glance

Venezuela is a sovereign country in South America, with a total land area of approximately 882,050 sq km. Venezuela was one of three countries that emerged from the collapse of Gran Colombia in 1830 (the others being Ecuador and New Granada, which became Colombia). For most of the first half of the 20th century, Venezuela was ruled by generally benevolent military strongmen, who promoted the oil industry and allowed for some social reforms. Democratically elected governments have held sway since 1959. Hugo CHAVEZ, president from 1999 to 2013, sought to implement his "21st Century Socialism," which purported to alleviate social ills while at the same time attacking capitalist globalization and existing democratic institutions. His hand-picked successor, President Nicolas MADURO, continues CHAVEZ's socialist programs. Current concerns include: a weakening of democratic institutions, political polarization, a politicized military, rampant violent crime, overdependence on the petroleum industry with its price fluctuations, foreign exchange controls that discourage private-sector investment, high inflation, a decline in the quality of fundamental houman rights, and widespread scarcity of consumer goods.

How big is Venezuela 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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