Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 4.4 years less


In French Polynesia, the average life expectancy is 77 years (75 years for men, 80 years for women). In Belarus, that number is 73 years (68 years for men, 79 years for women).

Economy

make 11.2% more money


French Polynesia has a GDP per capita of $17,000, while in Belarus, the GDP per capita is $18,900.

be 95.4% less likely to be unemployed


In French Polynesia, 21.8% of adults are unemployed. In Belarus, that number is 1.0%.

be 71.1% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In French Polynesia, 19.7% live below the poverty line. In Belarus, however, that number is 5.7%.

Life

be 21.7% less likely to die during infancy


In French Polynesia, approximately 4.6 children die before they reach the age of one. In Belarus, on the other hand, 3.6 children do.

have 30.4% less children


In French Polynesia, there are approximately 14.8 babies per 1,000 people. In Belarus, there are 10.3 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 Belarus, 100% of the population do.

Belarus: At a glance

Belarus is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 202,900 sq km. After seven decades as a constituent republic of the USSR, Belarus attained its independence in 1991. It has retained closer political and economic ties to Russia than have any of the other former Soviet republics. Belarus and Russia signed a treaty on a two-state union on 8 December 1999 envisioning greater political and economic integration. Although Belarus agreed to a framework to carry out the accord, serious implementation has yet to take place. Since his election in July 1994 as the country's first directly elected president, Aleksandr LUKASHENKO has steadily consolidated his power through authoritarian means and a centralized economic system. Government restrictions on freedom of speech and the press, peaceful assembly, and religion remain in place.

How big is Belarus 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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