California vs the Philippines (Statistical Comparison)

California is a state in the United States Of America located in the Western Region of the country, whereas the Philippines is a country located in Southeast Asia. Today in this article, we will discuss the comparison between California and the Philippines regarding various aspects.


Is California bigger than the Philippines?

The total area of California is 163,696 sq mi, and the total area of the Philippines is 120,000 sq mi. California is bigger than the Philippines by 43,696 sq mi. California is around 1.37 times bigger than the Philippines.

Area of California:  163,696 sq mi ( 423,970 km2 )

Area of California compared to the Philippines

Area of the Philippines: 120,000 sq mi (300,000 km2 )

Area of the Philippines compared to California


According to the United States Census Bureau, the total population of California as of 1st July 2021 was estimated to be around 39,237,836.

Population of California compared to the Philippines

Based on the Worldometer elaboration of the latest United Nations data, the total population of the Philippines as of 12th April 2022, is estimated to be around 112,217,623.

Population of the Philippines compared to California

Here is some more data comparison between California and the Philippines.

The capital of California is Sacramento, and the capital city of the Philippines is Manila.

Official Languages

California: English
The Philippines: Filipino, English


California: Californian
The Philippines: Filipino

ISO 3166 Code

California: US-CA
The Philippines: PH

Human Development Index

HDI of California as of 2019: 0.936
HDI of the Philippines as of 2019: 0.718

California Time Zone: 

UTC – 8 (Pacific Time Zone)

UTC – 7 (Pacific Daylight Time)

The Philippines Time Zone: 

UTC + 8 (The Philippine Standard Time)

The Philippines doesn’t observe daylight saving time.

Geological Coordinates

Coordinates of California:
37° 0′ 0″ N, 120° 0′ 0″ W

Coordinates of the Philippines:
13° 0′ 0″ N122° 0′ 0″ E

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