Quality of life comparison
If you lived in French Polynesia instead of Fiji, you would:
live 4.2 years longer
In Fiji, the average life expectancy is 74 years (71 years for men, 77 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 73.5% more money
Fiji has a GDP per capita of $9,800 as of 2017, while in French Polynesia, the GDP per capita is $17,000 as of 2015.
be 36.5% less likely to live below the poverty line
In Fiji, 31.0% live below the poverty line as of 2009. In French Polynesia, however, that number is 19.7% as of 2009.
be 4.8 times more likely to be unemployed
In Fiji, 4.5% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In French Polynesia, that number is 21.8% as of 2012.
be 48.9% less likely to die during infancy
In Fiji, approximately 8.8 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 19.5% fewer children
In Fiji, there are approximately 17.4 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In French Polynesia, there are 14.0 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.
be 45.5% more likely to have internet access
In Fiji, approximately 50.0% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In French Polynesia, about 72.7% do as of 2018.
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.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.
French Polynesia: At a glance
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