Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Palau instead of Thailand, you would:
live 1.5 years less
In Thailand, the average life expectancy is 76 years (72 years for men, 79 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 5.5 times more likely to be obese
In Thailand, 10.0% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Palau, that number is 55.3% of people as of 2016.
make 17.9% less money
Thailand has a GDP per capita of $17,900 as of 2017, while in Palau, the GDP per capita is $14,700 as of 2017.
be 2.4 times more likely to be unemployed
In Thailand, 0.7% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Palau, that number is 1.7% as of 2015.
be 3.5 times more likely to live below the poverty line
In Thailand, 7.2% live below the poverty line as of 2015. In Palau, however, that number is 24.9% as of 2006.
be 14.0% more likely to die during infancy
In Thailand, approximately 8.6 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.
be 36.6% less likely to have internet access
In Thailand, approximately 56.8% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Palau, about 36.0% do as of 2016.
see 52.8% less coastline
Thailand has a total of 3,219 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
How big is Palau compared to Thailand? See an in-depth size comparison.