Quality of life comparison
If you lived in French Polynesia instead of France, you would:
live 4.3 years less
In France, the average life expectancy is 82 years (79 years for men, 85 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 61.5% less money
France has a GDP per capita of $44,100 as of 2017, while in French Polynesia, the GDP per capita is $17,000 as of 2015.
be 2.3 times more likely to be unemployed
In France, 9.4% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In French Polynesia, that number is 21.8% as of 2012.
be 38.7% more likely to live below the poverty line
In France, 14.2% live below the poverty line as of 2015. In French Polynesia, however, that number is 19.7% as of 2009.
have 17.6% more children
In France, there are approximately 11.9 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In French Polynesia, there are 14.0 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.
be 40.6% more likely to die during infancy
In France, approximately 3.2 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.
be 11.4% less likely to have internet access
In France, approximately 82.0% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In French Polynesia, about 72.7% do as of 2018.
see 48.0% less coastline
France has a total of 4,853 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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