Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 4.0 years longer


In Philippines, the average life expectancy is 69 years (66 years for men, 73 years for women). In Palau, that number is 73 years (70 years for men, 77 years for women).

be 8.6 times more likely to be obese


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

Economy

make 95.2% more money


Philippines has a GDP per capita of $8,300, while in Palau, the GDP per capita is $16,200.

be 70.2% less likely to be unemployed


In Philippines, 5.7% of adults are unemployed. In Palau, that number is 1.7%.

Life

be 50.5% less likely to die during infancy


In Philippines, approximately 21.4 children die before they reach the age of one. In Palau, on the other hand, 10.6 children do.

have 52.3% less children


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

Basic Needs

be 33.0% less likely to have access to electricity


In Philippines, 88% of people have electricity access (94% in urban areas, and 82% in rural areas). In Palau, that number is 59% of people on average (62% in urban areas, and 45% in rural areas).

be 35.1% less likely to have internet access


In Philippines, approximately 55.5% of the population has internet access. In Palau, about 36.0% do.

Expenditures

spend 91.5% more on healthcare


Philippines spends 4.7% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Palau, that number is 9.0% of GDP.

Geography

see 95.8% less coastline


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

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 Philippines? 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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