Quality of Life Comparison

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

Health

live 1.9 years longer


In Barbados, the average life expectancy is 76 years (73 years for men, 78 years for women). In French Polynesia, that number is 77 years (75 years for men, 80 years for women).

Economy

be 2.1 times more likely to be unemployed


In Barbados, 10.5% of adults are unemployed. In French Polynesia, that number is 21.8%.

Life

be 54.9% less likely to die during infancy


In Barbados, approximately 10.2 children die before they reach the age of one. In French Polynesia, on the other hand, 4.6 children do.

have 26.5% more children


In Barbados, there are approximately 11.7 babies per 1,000 people. In French Polynesia, there are 14.8 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 35.2% less likely to have access to electricity


In Barbados, 91% of people have electricity access (100% in urban areas, and 80% in rural areas). In French Polynesia, that number is 59% of people on average (72% in urban areas, and 45% in rural areas).

be 14.0% less likely to have internet access


In Barbados, approximately 79.5% of the population has internet access. In French Polynesia, about 68.4% do.

Geography

see 26.0 times more coastline


Barbados has a total of 97 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 Barbados? 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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