Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 3.8 years less


In Paraguay, the average life expectancy is 78 years (75 years for men, 81 years for women) as of 2020. In Palau, that number is 74 years (71 years for men, 78 years for women) as of 2020.

be 2.7 times more likely to be obese


In Paraguay, 20.3% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Palau, that number is 55.3% of people as of 2016.

Economy

make 14.8% more money


Paraguay has a GDP per capita of $12,800 as of 2017, while in Palau, the GDP per capita is $14,700 as of 2017.

be 70.2% less likely to be unemployed


In Paraguay, 5.7% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Palau, that number is 1.7% as of 2015.

be 12.2% more likely to be live below the poverty line


In Paraguay, 22.2% live below the poverty line as of 2015. In Palau, however, that number is 24.9% as of 2006.

Life

be 42.0% less likely to die during infancy


In Paraguay, approximately 16.9 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Palau, on the other hand, 9.8 children do as of 2020.

have 31.9% fewer children


In Paraguay, there are approximately 16.6 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Palau, there are 11.3 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 44.6% less likely to have internet access


In Paraguay, approximately 65.0% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Palau, about 36.0% do as of 2016.

Palau: At a glance

Palau is a sovereign country in Australia-Oceania, with a total land area of approximately 459 sq km. After three decades as part of the UN Trust Territory of the Pacific under US administration, this westernmost cluster of the Caroline Islands opted for independence in 1978 rather than join the Federated States of Micronesia. A Compact of Free Association with the US was approved in 1986 but not ratified until 1993. It entered into force the following year when the islands gained independence.

How big is Palau compared to Paraguay? 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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