Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 4.4 years longer


In Belarus, the average life expectancy is 73 years (68 years for men, 79 years for women). In French Polynesia, that number is 77 years (75 years for men, 80 years for women).

Economy

make 10.1% less money


Belarus has a GDP per capita of $18,900, while in French Polynesia, the GDP per capita is $17,000.

be 21.8 times more likely to be unemployed


In Belarus, 1.0% of adults are unemployed. In French Polynesia, that number is 21.8%.

be 3.5 times more likely to live below the poverty line


In Belarus, 5.7% live below the poverty line. In French Polynesia, however, that number is 19.7%.

Life

have 43.7% more children


In Belarus, there are approximately 10.3 babies per 1,000 people. In French Polynesia, there are 14.8 babies per 1,000 people.

be 27.8% more likely to die during infancy


In Belarus, approximately 3.6 children die before they reach the age of one. In French Polynesia, on the other hand, 4.6 children do.

Basic Needs

be 41.0% less likely to have access to electricity


In Belarus, 100% of the population has electricity access. In French Polynesia, 59% of the population do.

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 Belarus? 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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