If you lived in French Polynesia instead of Afghanistan, you would:

Health

live 25.1 years longer

In Afghanistan, the average life expectancy is 53 years (51 years for men, 54 years for women) as of 2020. In French Polynesia, that number is 78 years (76 years for men, 80 years for women) as of 2020.

Economy

make 8.5 times more money

Afghanistan has a GDP per capita of $2,000 as of 2017, while in French Polynesia, the GDP per capita is $17,000 as of 2015.

be 63.9% less likely to live below the poverty line

In Afghanistan, 54.5% live below the poverty line as of 2017. In French Polynesia, however, that number is 19.7% as of 2009.

Life

be 95.7% less likely to die during infancy

In Afghanistan, approximately 104.3 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In French Polynesia, on the other hand, 4.5 children do as of 2020.

have 61.9% fewer children

In Afghanistan, there are approximately 36.7 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In French Polynesia, there are 14.0 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 18.9% more likely to have access to electricity

In Afghanistan, approximately 84% of the population has electricity access as of 2012. In French Polynesia, 100% of the population do as of 2016.

be 5.4 times more likely to have internet access

In Afghanistan, approximately 13.5% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In French Polynesia, about 72.7% do as of 2018.

be 42.5% more likely to have access to improved drinking water

In Afghanistan, approximately 70% of people have improved drinking water access as of 2017. In French Polynesia, 100% of people do as of 2017.


The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.

French Polynesia: At a glance

French Polynesia is a sovereign country in Australia-Oceania, with a total land area of approximately 3,827 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.
Read more

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

Share this

ASK THE ELSEWHERE COMMUNITY

Join the Elsewhere community and ask a question about French Polynesia. It's a free, question-and-answer based forum to discuss what life is like in countries and cities around the world.