Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 1.8 years longer


In China, the average life expectancy is 76 years (74 years for men, 78 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

be 5.6 times more likely to be unemployed


In China, 3.9% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In French Polynesia, that number is 21.8% as of 2012.

be 6.0 times more likely to live below the poverty line


In China, 3.3% live below the poverty line as of 2016. In French Polynesia, however, that number is 19.7% as of 2009.

Life

be 60.5% less likely to die during infancy


In China, approximately 11.4 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 20.7% more children


In China, there are approximately 11.6 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 33.9% more likely to have internet access


In China, approximately 54.3% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In French Polynesia, about 72.7% do as of 2018.

Geography

see 82.6% less coastline


China has a total of 14,500 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 China? 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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