Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in French Polynesia instead of British Virgin Islands, you would:

Health

live 1.4 years less


In British Virgin Islands, the average life expectancy is 79 years (77 years for men, 80 years for women). In French Polynesia, that number is 77 years (75 years for men, 80 years for women).

Economy

make 50.3% less money


British Virgin Islands has a GDP per capita of $34,200, while in French Polynesia, the GDP per capita is $17,000.

be 7.5 times more likely to be unemployed


In British Virgin Islands, 2.9% of adults are unemployed. In French Polynesia, that number is 21.8%.

Life

be 62.0% less likely to die during infancy


In British Virgin Islands, approximately 12.1 children die before they reach the age of one. In French Polynesia, on the other hand, 4.6 children do.

have 33.3% more children


In British Virgin Islands, there are approximately 11.1 babies per 1,000 people. In French Polynesia, there are 14.8 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 56.9% more likely to have internet access


In British Virgin Islands, approximately 43.6% of the population has internet access. In French Polynesia, about 68.4% do.

Geography

see 31.6 times more coastline


British Virgin Islands has a total of 80 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 British Virgin Islands? 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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