Quality of life comparison
If you lived in French Polynesia instead of American Samoa, you would:
live 3.1 years longer
In American Samoa, the average life expectancy is 75 years (73 years for men, 78 years for women) as of 2022. In French Polynesia, that number is 78 years (76 years for men, 81 years for women) as of 2022.
make 51.8% more money
American Samoa has a GDP per capita of $11,200 as of 2016, while in French Polynesia, the GDP per capita is $17,000 as of 2015.
be 26.8% less likely to be unemployed
In American Samoa, 29.8% of adults are unemployed as of 2005. In French Polynesia, that number is 21.8% as of 2012.
be 56.3% less likely to die during infancy
In American Samoa, approximately 10.1 children (per 1,000 live births) die before they reach the age of one as of 2022. In French Polynesia, on the other hand, 4.4 children do as of 2022.
have 19.3% fewer children
In American Samoa, there are approximately 16.7 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022. In French Polynesia, there are 13.5 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022.
be 69.5% more likely to have access to electricity
In American Samoa, approximately 59% of the population has electricity access as of 2012. In French Polynesia, 100% of the population do as of 2020.
be 2.4 times more likely to have internet access
In American Samoa, approximately 31.0% of the population has internet access as of 2020. In French Polynesia, about 73.0% do as of 2019.
see 21.8 times more coastline
American Samoa has a total of 116 km of coastline. In French Polynesia, that number is 2,525 km.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.
French Polynesia: At a glance
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