Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Economy

be 23.3% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Argentina, 25.7% live below the poverty line. In French Polynesia, however, that number is 19.7%.

make 18.7% less money


Argentina has a GDP per capita of $20,900, while in French Polynesia, the GDP per capita is $17,000.

be 2.7 times more likely to be unemployed


In Argentina, 8.1% of adults are unemployed. In French Polynesia, that number is 21.8%.

Life

be 53.1% less likely to die during infancy


In Argentina, approximately 9.8 children die before they reach the age of one. In French Polynesia, on the other hand, 4.6 children do.

have 11.4% less children


In Argentina, there are approximately 16.7 babies per 1,000 people. In French Polynesia, there are 14.8 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 38.8% less likely to have access to electricity


In Argentina, 96% of people have electricity access (99% in urban areas, and 96% in rural areas). In French Polynesia, that number is 59% of people on average (72% in urban areas, and 45% in rural areas).

Geography

see 49.4% less coastline


Argentina has a total of 4,989 km of coastline. In French Polynesia, that number is 2,525 km.

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.

How big is French Polynesia compared to Argentina? 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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