Comparing United States to French Polynesia

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If you moved to French Polynesia from the United States, you would:


MAKE 58.3% LESS MONEY EVERY YEAR


United States  UNITED STATES ($52,800.00 per capita)
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French Polynesia  FRENCH POLYNESIA ($22,000.00 per capita)
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In United States, the GDP per capita is $52,800.00 per capita, while in French Polynesia, that number is $22,000.00 per capita.
Category: United States vs. French Polynesia GDP

LIVE 2.8 YEARS LESS


United States  UNITED STATES (79.56 years life expectancy)
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French Polynesia  FRENCH POLYNESIA (76.79 years life expectancy)
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In United States, you (on average) will live to approximately 79.56. In French Polynesia, the average life expectancy is 76.79.
Category: United States vs. French Polynesia life expectancy

CONSUME 81.7% LESS ELECTRICITY


United States  UNITED STATES (12,186 kWh per capita)
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French Polynesia  FRENCH POLYNESIA (2,232 kWh per capita)
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In United States, electricity consumption use is 12,186 kWh per capita. In French Polynesia, it is 2,232 kWh per capita.
Category: United States vs. French Polynesia electricity consumption

BE 22.5% LESS LIKELY TO DIE IN YOUR INFANCY


United States  UNITED STATES (6.17 per 1000 infants)
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French Polynesia  FRENCH POLYNESIA (4.78 per 1000 infants)
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In United States, approximately 6.17 per 1000 infants die before they reach the age of one. In French Polynesia, on the other hand, there are a total of 4.78 deaths during infancy per 1000 people.
Category: United States vs. French Polynesia infant mortality

BE 60.3% MORE LIKELY TO BE UNEMPLOYED


United States  UNITED STATES (7.3% of people)
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French Polynesia  FRENCH POLYNESIA (11.7% of people)
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In United States, 7.3% of people are unemployed, and in French Polynesia 11.7% are unemployed.
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HAVE 15.3% MORE BABIES


United States  UNITED STATES (13.42 babies per 1000 people)
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French Polynesia  FRENCH POLYNESIA (15.47 babies per 1000 people)
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In United States, there are approximately 13.42 babies per 1000 people. In French Polynesia, however, there are a total of 15.47 babies per 1000 people.
Category: United States vs. French Polynesia birth rate

BE 30.5% MORE LIKELY TO BE BELOW THE POVERTY LINE


United States  UNITED STATES (15.1% of people)
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French Polynesia  FRENCH POLYNESIA (19.7% of people)
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In United States, 15.1% of people are below the poverty line. In French Polynesia, 19.7% are.
Category: United States vs. French Polynesia poverty

SEE A 87.3% DECREASE IN COASTLINE


United States  UNITED STATES (19,924km of coastline)
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French Polynesia  FRENCH POLYNESIA (2,525km of coastline)
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United States has a total of 19,924 km of coastline, while French Polynesia has a total of 2,525 km.
Category: United States vs. French Polynesia coastline

At a Glance: French Polynesia

  • Land Area: ~4 thousand sq km (United States is ~2,358 times bigger than French Polynesia)
  • Population: ~280 thousand people (319 million more people live in United States)

How big is French Polynesia compared to United States? See an in-depth size comparison.

This to-scale map shows a size comparison of French Polynesia (4,167 sq km) and United States (9,826,675 sq km).


A brief history of French Polynesia

French Polynesia is a sovereign country in Australia-Oceania, with a total land area of approximately 4,167 sq km. The French annexed various Polynesian island groups during the 19th century. In September 1995, France stirred up widespread protests by resuming nuclear testing on the Mururoa atoll after a three-year moratorium. The tests were halted in January 1996. In recent years, French Polynesia's autonomy has been considerably expanded.

The data on this page is calculated using data sourced from The World Factbook (2014 data).