Quality of life comparison
If you lived in French Polynesia instead of France, you would:
live 4.2 years less
In France, the average life expectancy is 83 years (80 years for men, 86 years for women) as of 2022. In French Polynesia, that number is 78 years (76 years for men, 81 years for women) as of 2022.
make 59.5% less money
France has a GDP per capita of $42,000 as of 2020, while in French Polynesia, the GDP per capita is $17,000 as of 2015.
be 2.7 times more likely to be unemployed
In France, 8.1% of adults are unemployed as of 2019. In French Polynesia, that number is 21.8% as of 2012.
be 44.9% more likely to live below the poverty line
In France, 13.6% live below the poverty line as of 2018. In French Polynesia, however, that number is 19.7% as of 2009.
have 15.5% more children
In France, there are approximately 11.7 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022. In French Polynesia, there are 13.5 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022.
be 39.7% more likely to die during infancy
In France, approximately 3.1 children (per 1,000 live births) die before they reach the age of one as of 2022. In French Polynesia, on the other hand, 4.4 children do as of 2022.
be 14.1% less likely to have internet access
In France, approximately 85.0% of the population has internet access as of 2020. In French Polynesia, about 73.0% do as of 2019.
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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