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

Health

live 4.1 years longer

In Philippines, the average life expectancy is 70 years (66 years for men, 74 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 8.6 times more likely to be obese

In Philippines, 6.4% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Palau, that number is 55.3% of people as of 2016.

Economy

make 75.0% more money

Philippines has a GDP per capita of $8,400 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 Philippines, 5.7% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Palau, that number is 1.7% as of 2015.

be 15.3% more likely to live below the poverty line

In Philippines, 21.6% live below the poverty line as of 2017. In Palau, however, that number is 24.9% as of 2006.

Life

be 51.0% less likely to die during infancy

In Philippines, approximately 20.0 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 50.7% fewer children

In Philippines, there are approximately 22.9 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 12.8% more likely to have access to electricity

In Philippines, approximately 88% of people have electricity access (98% in urban areas, and 80% in rural areas) as of 2017. In Palau, that number is 99% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 97% in rural areas) as of 2016.

be 40.0% less likely to have internet access

In Philippines, approximately 60.0% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Palau, about 36.0% do as of 2016.

Geography

see 95.8% less coastline

Philippines has a total of 36,289 km of coastline. In Palau, that number is 1,519 km.


The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.

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.
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