Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 2.7 years less


In French Polynesia, the average life expectancy is 77 years (75 years for men, 80 years for women). In Bulgaria, that number is 75 years (71 years for men, 78 years for women).

Economy

make 27.6% more money


French Polynesia has a GDP per capita of $17,000, while in Bulgaria, the GDP per capita is $21,700.

be 71.6% less likely to be unemployed


In French Polynesia, 21.8% of adults are unemployed. In Bulgaria, that number is 6.2%.

be 18.8% more likely to be live below the poverty line


In French Polynesia, 19.7% live below the poverty line. In Bulgaria, however, that number is 23.4%.

Life

be 82.6% more likely to die during infancy


In French Polynesia, approximately 4.6 children die before they reach the age of one. In Bulgaria, on the other hand, 8.4 children do.

have 41.2% less children


In French Polynesia, there are approximately 14.8 babies per 1,000 people. In Bulgaria, there are 8.7 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 Bulgaria, 100% of the population do.

be 12.6% less likely to have internet access


In French Polynesia, approximately 68.4% of the population has internet access. In Bulgaria, about 59.8% do.

Geography

see 86.0% less coastline


French Polynesia has a total of 2,525 km of coastline. In Bulgaria, that number is 354 km.

Bulgaria: At a glance

Bulgaria is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 108,489 sq km. The Bulgars, a Central Asian Turkic tribe, merged with the local Slavic inhabitants in the late 7th century to form the first Bulgarian state. In succeeding centuries, Bulgaria struggled with the Byzantine Empire to assert its place in the Balkans, but by the end of the 14th century the country was overrun by the Ottoman Turks. Northern Bulgaria attained autonomy in 1878 and all of Bulgaria became independent from the Ottoman Empire in 1908. Having fought on the losing side in both World Wars, Bulgaria fell within the Soviet sphere of influence and became a People's Republic in 1946. Communist domination ended in 1990, when Bulgaria held its first multiparty election since World War II and began the contentious process of moving toward political democracy and a market economy while combating inflation, unemployment, corruption, and crime. The country joined NATO in 2004 and the EU in 2007.

How big is Bulgaria 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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