Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Palau instead of Wallis and Futuna, you would:

Health

live 6.1 years less


In Wallis and Futuna, the average life expectancy is 80 years (77 years for men, 83 years for women) as of 2020. In Palau, that number is 74 years (71 years for men, 78 years for women) as of 2020.

Economy

make 3.9 times more money


Wallis and Futuna has a GDP per capita of $3,800 as of 2004, while in Palau, the GDP per capita is $14,700 as of 2017.

be 80.7% less likely to be unemployed


In Wallis and Futuna, 8.8% of adults are unemployed as of 2013. In Palau, that number is 1.7% as of 2015.

Life

be 2.3 times more likely to die during infancy


In Wallis and Futuna, approximately 4.2 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 11.0% fewer children


In Wallis and Futuna, there are approximately 12.7 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 62.9% more likely to have internet access


In Wallis and Futuna, approximately 22.1% of the population has internet access as of 2016. In Palau, about 36.0% do as of 2016.

Geography

see 11.8 times more coastline


Wallis and Futuna has a total of 129 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 Wallis and Futuna? 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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