Quality of life comparison
If you lived in French Polynesia instead of China, you would:
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.
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.
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.
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.
see 82.6% less coastline
China has a total of 14,500 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
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