Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Afghanistan instead of French Polynesia, you would:
live 25.1 years less
In French Polynesia, the average life expectancy is 78 years (76 years for men, 80 years for women) as of 2020. In Afghanistan, that number is 53 years (51 years for men, 54 years for women) as of 2020.
make 88.2% less money
French Polynesia has a GDP per capita of $17,000 as of 2015, while in Afghanistan, the GDP per capita is $2,000 as of 2017.
be 2.8 times more likely to live below the poverty line
In French Polynesia, 19.7% live below the poverty line as of 2009. In Afghanistan, however, that number is 54.5% as of 2017.
have 2.6 times more children
In French Polynesia, there are approximately 14.0 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Afghanistan, there are 36.7 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.
be 23.2 times more likely to die during infancy
In French Polynesia, approximately 4.5 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Afghanistan, on the other hand, 104.3 children do as of 2020.
be 15.9% less likely to have access to electricity
In French Polynesia, approximately 100% of the population has electricity access as of 2016. In Afghanistan, 84% of the population do as of 2012.
be 81.4% less likely to have internet access
In French Polynesia, approximately 72.7% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Afghanistan, about 13.5% do as of 2018.
be 29.8% less likely to have access to improved drinking water
In French Polynesia, approximately 100% of people have improved drinking water access as of 2017. In Afghanistan, 70% of people do as of 2017.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.
Afghanistan: At a glance
How big is Afghanistan compared to French Polynesia? See an in-depth size comparison.