Quality of life comparison
If you lived in French Polynesia instead of Australia, you would:
live 4.7 years less
In Australia, the average life expectancy is 83 years (81 years for men, 85 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 65.1% less money
Australia has a GDP per capita of $48,700 as of 2020, while in French Polynesia, the GDP per capita is $17,000 as of 2015.
be 4.2 times more likely to be unemployed
In Australia, 5.2% of adults are unemployed as of 2019. In French Polynesia, that number is 21.8% as of 2012.
be 46.2% more likely to die during infancy
In Australia, approximately 3.0 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.
be 18.9% less likely to have internet access
In Australia, approximately 90.0% of the population has internet access as of 2020. In French Polynesia, about 73.0% do as of 2019.
see 90.2% less coastline
Australia has a total of 25,760 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
How big is French Polynesia compared to Australia? See an in-depth size comparison.