Quality of Life Comparison


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


live 4.4 years longer

In Fiji, the average life expectancy is 73 years (70 years for men, 76 years for women). In French Polynesia, that number is 77 years (75 years for men, 80 years for women).


make 73.5% more money

Fiji has a GDP per capita of $9,800, while in French Polynesia, the GDP per capita is $17,000.

be 36.5% less likely to be live below the poverty line

In Fiji, 31.0% live below the poverty line. In French Polynesia, however, that number is 19.7%.

be 4.0 times more likely to be unemployed

In Fiji, 5.5% of adults are unemployed. In French Polynesia, that number is 21.8%.


be 51.6% less likely to die during infancy

In Fiji, approximately 9.5 children die before they reach the age of one. In French Polynesia, on the other hand, 4.6 children do.

have 20.4% fewer children

In Fiji, there are approximately 18.6 babies per 1,000 people. In French Polynesia, there are 14.8 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 47.1% more likely to have internet access

In Fiji, approximately 46.5% of the population has internet access. In French Polynesia, about 68.4% do.


see 2.2 times more coastline

Fiji has a total of 1,129 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 Fiji? 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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