Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 1.5 years less


In Chile, the average life expectancy is 79 years (76 years for men, 82 years for women). In French Polynesia, that number is 77 years (75 years for men, 80 years for women).

Economy

make 30.6% less money


Chile has a GDP per capita of $24,500, while in French Polynesia, the GDP per capita is $17,000.

be 3.1 times more likely to be unemployed


In Chile, 7.0% of adults are unemployed. In French Polynesia, that number is 21.8%.

be 36.8% more likely to be live below the poverty line


In Chile, 14.4% live below the poverty line. In French Polynesia, however, that number is 19.7%.

Life

be 30.3% less likely to die during infancy


In Chile, approximately 6.6 children die before they reach the age of one. In French Polynesia, on the other hand, 4.6 children do.

Basic Needs

be 40.8% less likely to have access to electricity


In Chile, 100% of people have electricity access (100% in urban areas, and 98% in rural areas). In French Polynesia, that number is 59% of people on average (72% in urban areas, and 45% in rural areas).

Geography

see 60.8% less coastline


Chile has a total of 6,435 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 Chile? 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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