Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 4.1 years longer


In French Polynesia, the average life expectancy is 77 years (75 years for men, 80 years for women). In Anguilla, that number is 82 years (79 years for men, 84 years for women).

Economy

be 63.3% less likely to be unemployed


In French Polynesia, 21.8% of adults are unemployed. In Anguilla, that number is 8.0%.

make 28.2% less money


French Polynesia has a GDP per capita of $17,000, while in Anguilla, the GDP per capita is $12,200.

be 16.8% more likely to be live below the poverty line


In French Polynesia, 19.7% live below the poverty line. In Anguilla, however, that number is 23.0%.

Life

be 28.3% less likely to die during infancy


In French Polynesia, approximately 4.6 children die before they reach the age of one. In Anguilla, on the other hand, 3.3 children do.

have 15.5% less children


In French Polynesia, there are approximately 14.8 babies per 1,000 people. In Anguilla, there are 12.5 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 19.3% more likely to have internet access


In French Polynesia, approximately 68.4% of the population has internet access. In Anguilla, about 81.6% do.

Geography

see 97.6% less coastline


French Polynesia has a total of 2,525 km of coastline. In Anguilla, that number is 61 km.

Anguilla: At a glance

Anguilla is a sovereign country in Central America/Caribbean, with a total land area of approximately 91 sq km. Colonized by English settlers from Saint Kitts in 1650, Anguilla was administered by Great Britain until the early 19th century, when the island - against the wishes of the inhabitants - was incorporated into a single British dependency along with Saint Kitts and Nevis. Several attempts at separation failed. In 1971, two years after a revolt, Anguilla was finally allowed to secede; this arrangement was formally recognized in 1980, with Anguilla becoming a separate British dependency.

How big is Anguilla 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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