Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 17.2 years less


In French Polynesia, the average life expectancy is 77 years (75 years for men, 80 years for women). In Angola, that number is 60 years (58 years for men, 62 years for women).

Economy

be 69.7% less likely to be unemployed


In French Polynesia, 21.8% of adults are unemployed. In Angola, that number is 6.6%.

make 60.0% less money


French Polynesia has a GDP per capita of $17,000, while in Angola, the GDP per capita is $6,800.

be 85.8% more likely to be live below the poverty line


In French Polynesia, 19.7% live below the poverty line. In Angola, however, that number is 36.6%.

Life

have 3.0 times more children


In French Polynesia, there are approximately 14.8 babies per 1,000 people. In Angola, there are 44.2 babies per 1,000 people.

be 14.7 times more likely to die during infancy


In French Polynesia, approximately 4.6 children die before they reach the age of one. In Angola, on the other hand, 67.6 children do.

Basic Needs

be 49.2% less likely to have access to electricity


In French Polynesia, 59% of people have electricity access (72% in urban areas, and 45% in rural areas). In Angola, that number is 30% of people on average (46% in urban areas, and 18% in rural areas).

be 81.0% less likely to have internet access


In French Polynesia, approximately 68.4% of the population has internet access. In Angola, about 13.0% do.

be 51.0% 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 Angola, that number is 49% of people on average (75% in urban areas, and 28% in rural areas).

Geography

see 36.6% less coastline


French Polynesia has a total of 2,525 km of coastline. In Angola, that number is 1,600 km.

Angola: At a glance

Angola is a sovereign country in Africa, with a total land area of approximately 1,246,700 sq km. Angola is still rebuilding its country since the end of a 27-year civil war in 2002. Fighting between the Popular Movement for the Liberation of Angola (MPLA), led by Jose Eduardo DOS SANTOS, and the National Union for the Total Independence of Angola (UNITA), led by Jonas SAVIMBI, followed independence from Portugal in 1975. Peace seemed imminent in 1992 when Angola held national elections, but fighting picked up again in 1993. Up to 1.5 million lives may have been lost - and 4 million people displaced - during the more than a quarter century of fighting. SAVIMBI's death in 2002 ended UNITA's insurgency and cemented the MPLA's hold on power. President DOS SANTOS pushed through a new constitution in 2010; elections held in 2012 saw him installed as president.

How big is Angola 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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