Quality of life comparison
If you lived in French Polynesia instead of El Salvador, you would:
live 3.1 years longer
In El Salvador, the average life expectancy is 75 years (71 years for men, 79 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.
make 2.1 times more money
El Salvador has a GDP per capita of $8,000 as of 2017, while in French Polynesia, the GDP per capita is $17,000 as of 2015.
be 39.8% less likely to live below the poverty line
In El Salvador, 32.7% live below the poverty line as of 2016. In French Polynesia, however, that number is 19.7% as of 2009.
be 3.1 times more likely to be unemployed
In El Salvador, 7.0% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In French Polynesia, that number is 21.8% as of 2012.
be 61.9% less likely to die during infancy
In El Salvador, approximately 11.8 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 24.7% fewer children
In El Salvador, there are approximately 18.6 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In French Polynesia, there are 14.0 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.
be 2.1 times more likely to have internet access
In El Salvador, approximately 33.8% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In French Polynesia, about 72.7% do as of 2018.
see 8.2 times more coastline
El Salvador has a total of 307 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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