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

Health

live 16.5 years longer

In Benin, the average life expectancy is 61 years (60 years for men, 63 years for women) as of 2020. In French Polynesia, that number is 78 years (76 years for men, 80 years for women) as of 2020.

Economy

make 7.4 times more money

Benin has a GDP per capita of $2,300 as of 2017, while in French Polynesia, the GDP per capita is $17,000 as of 2015.

be 45.6% less likely to live below the poverty line

In Benin, 36.2% live below the poverty line as of 2011. In French Polynesia, however, that number is 19.7% as of 2009.

be 21.8 times more likely to be unemployed

In Benin, 1.0% of adults are unemployed as of 2014. In French Polynesia, that number is 21.8% as of 2012.

Life

be 92.3% less likely to die during infancy

In Benin, approximately 58.7 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In French Polynesia, on the other hand, 4.5 children do as of 2020.

have 66.7% fewer children

In Benin, there are approximately 42.1 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In French Polynesia, there are 14.0 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 2.4 times more likely to have access to electricity

In Benin, approximately 41% of the population has electricity access as of 2017. In French Polynesia, 100% of the population do as of 2016.

be 3.6 times more likely to have internet access

In Benin, approximately 20.0% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In French Polynesia, about 72.7% do as of 2018.

be 30.9% more likely to have access to improved drinking water

In Benin, approximately 76% of people have improved drinking water access as of 2017. In French Polynesia, 100% of people do as of 2017.

Geography

see 20.9 times more coastline

Benin has a total of 121 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

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.
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