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

Health

live 10.2 years longer

In Tanzania, the average life expectancy is 64 years (62 years for men, 66 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 6.6 times more likely to be obese

In Tanzania, 8.4% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Palau, that number is 55.3% of people as of 2016.

Economy

make 4.6 times more money

Tanzania has a GDP per capita of $3,200 as of 2017, while in Palau, the GDP per capita is $14,700 as of 2017.

be 83.5% less likely to be unemployed

In Tanzania, 10.3% of adults are unemployed as of 2014. In Palau, that number is 1.7% as of 2015.

Life

be 24.0% more likely to be literate

In Tanzania, the literacy rate is 77.9% as of 2015. In Palau, it is 96.6% as of 2015.

be 73.1% less likely to die during infancy

In Tanzania, approximately 36.4 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 67.3% fewer children

In Tanzania, there are approximately 34.6 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 3.0 times more likely to have access to electricity

In Tanzania, approximately 33% of people have electricity access (65% in urban areas, and 17% 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 44.0% more likely to have internet access

In Tanzania, approximately 25.0% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Palau, about 36.0% do as of 2016.

be 46.6% more likely to have access to improved drinking water

In Tanzania, approximately 68% of people have improved drinking water access (92% in urban areas, and 56% in rural areas) as of 2017. In Palau, that number is 100% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 100% in rural areas) as of 2017.


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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