Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 4.5 years less


In Canada, the average life expectancy is 82 years (79 years for men, 85 years for women). In French Polynesia, that number is 77 years (75 years for men, 80 years for women).

Economy

make 64.8% less money


Canada has a GDP per capita of $48,300, while in French Polynesia, the GDP per capita is $17,000.

be 3.4 times more likely to be unemployed


In Canada, 6.5% of adults are unemployed. In French Polynesia, that number is 21.8%.

be 2.1 times more likely to live below the poverty line


In Canada, 9.4% live below the poverty line. In French Polynesia, however, that number is 19.7%.

Life

have 43.7% more children


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

Basic Needs

be 41.0% less likely to have access to electricity


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

be 23.8% less likely to have internet access


In Canada, approximately 89.8% of the population has internet access. In French Polynesia, about 68.4% do.

Geography

see 98.8% less coastline


Canada has a total of 202,080 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 Canada? 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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