Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 1.1 years longer


In French Polynesia, the average life expectancy is 77 years (75 years for men, 80 years for women). In Albania, that number is 78 years (76 years for men, 81 years for women).

Economy

be 35.8% less likely to be unemployed


In French Polynesia, 21.8% of adults are unemployed. In Albania, that number is 14.0%.

be 27.4% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In French Polynesia, 19.7% live below the poverty line. In Albania, however, that number is 14.3%.

make 26.5% less money


French Polynesia has a GDP per capita of $17,000, while in Albania, the GDP per capita is $12,500.

Life

be 2.6 times more likely to die during infancy


In French Polynesia, approximately 4.6 children die before they reach the age of one. In Albania, on the other hand, 11.9 children do.

have 10.8% less children


In French Polynesia, there are approximately 14.8 babies per 1,000 people. In Albania, there are 13.2 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 69.5% more likely to have access to electricity


In French Polynesia, 59% of the population has electricity access. In Albania, 100% of the population do.

be 16.4% less likely to have access to improved drinking water


In French Polynesia, approximately 100% of people have improved drinking water access (100% in urban areas, and 100% in rural areas). In Albania, that number is 84% of people on average (84% in urban areas, and 82% in rural areas).

Geography

see 85.7% less coastline


French Polynesia has a total of 2,525 km of coastline. In Albania, that number is 362 km.

Albania: At a glance

Albania is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 27,398 sq km. Albania declared its independence from the Ottoman Empire in 1912, but was conquered by Italy in 1939, and occupied by Germany in 1943. Communist partisans took over the country in 1944. Albania allied itself first with the USSR (until 1960), and then with China (to 1978). In the early 1990s, Albania ended 46 years of xenophobic communist rule and established a multiparty democracy. The transition has proven challenging as successive governments have tried to deal with high unemployment, widespread corruption, dilapidated infrastructure, powerful organized crime networks, and combative political opponents. Albania has made progress in its democratic development since first holding multiparty elections in 1991, but deficiencies remain. International observers judged elections to be largely free and fair since the restoration of political stability following the collapse of pyramid schemes in 1997; however, each of Albania's post-communist elections have been marred by claims of electoral fraud. The 2009 general elections resulted in a coalition government, the first such in the country's history. In 2013, general elections achieved a peaceful transition of power and a second successive coalition government. Albania joined NATO in April 2009 and is a potential candidate for EU accession. Although Albania's economy continues to grow, it has slowed, and the country is still one of the poorest in Europe. A large informal economy and an inadequate energy and transportation infrastructure remain obstacles.

How big is Albania compared to French Polynesia? 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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