Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Economy

make 53.2% more money


Dominica has a GDP per capita of $11,100, while in French Polynesia, the GDP per capita is $17,000.

be 32.1% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Dominica, 29.0% live below the poverty line. In French Polynesia, however, that number is 19.7%.

Life

be 56.6% less likely to die during infancy


In Dominica, approximately 10.6 children die before they reach the age of one. In French Polynesia, on the other hand, 4.6 children do.

Basic Needs

be 36.6% less likely to have access to electricity


In Dominica, 93% of people have electricity access (99% in urban areas, and 80% 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 17.1 times more coastline


Dominica has a total of 148 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 Dominica? 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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