Quality of life comparison
If you lived in French Polynesia instead of Equatorial Guinea, you would:
live 12.2 years longer
In Equatorial Guinea, the average life expectancy is 66 years (64 years for men, 67 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 55.2% less likely to live below the poverty line
In Equatorial Guinea, 44.0% live below the poverty line as of 2011. In French Polynesia, however, that number is 19.7% as of 2009.
make 54.5% less money
Equatorial Guinea has a GDP per capita of $37,400 as of 2017, while in French Polynesia, the GDP per capita is $17,000 as of 2015.
be 2.5 times more likely to be unemployed
In Equatorial Guinea, 8.6% of adults are unemployed as of 2014. In French Polynesia, that number is 21.8% as of 2012.
be 92.5% less likely to die during infancy
In Equatorial Guinea, approximately 59.7 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 54.4% fewer children
In Equatorial Guinea, there are approximately 30.7 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In French Polynesia, there are 14.0 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.
be 47.3% more likely to have access to electricity
In Equatorial Guinea, approximately 68% of the population has electricity access as of 2016. In French Polynesia, 100% of the population do as of 2016.
be 2.8 times more likely to have internet access
In Equatorial Guinea, approximately 26.2% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In French Polynesia, about 72.7% do as of 2018.
be 47.9% more likely to have access to improved drinking water
In Equatorial Guinea, approximately 68% of people have improved drinking water access as of 2017. In French Polynesia, 100% of people do as of 2017.
see 8.5 times more coastline
Equatorial Guinea has a total of 296 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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