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

Health

live 11.7 years longer

In Eritrea, the average life expectancy is 66 years (64 years for men, 69 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

make 10.6 times more money

Eritrea has a GDP per capita of $1,600 as of 2017, while in French Polynesia, the GDP per capita is $17,000 as of 2015.

be 60.6% less likely to live below the poverty line

In Eritrea, 50.0% live below the poverty line as of 2004. In French Polynesia, however, that number is 19.7% as of 2009.

be 3.8 times more likely to be unemployed

In Eritrea, 5.8% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In French Polynesia, that number is 21.8% as of 2012.

Life

be 89.6% less likely to die during infancy

In Eritrea, approximately 43.3 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 49.8% fewer children

In Eritrea, there are approximately 27.9 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 2.1 times more likely to have access to electricity

In Eritrea, approximately 47% of the population has electricity access as of 2017. In French Polynesia, 100% of the population do as of 2016.

be 55.5 times more likely to have internet access

In Eritrea, approximately 1.3% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In French Polynesia, about 72.7% do as of 2018.

be 73.0% more likely to have access to improved drinking water

In Eritrea, approximately 58% of people have improved drinking water access as of 2015. In French Polynesia, 100% of people do as of 2017.

Geography

see 13.0% more coastline

Eritrea has a total of 2,234 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

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.
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