Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Canada instead of French Polynesia, you would:
live 5.5 years longer
In French Polynesia, the average life expectancy is 78 years (76 years for men, 80 years for women) as of 2020. In Canada, that number is 83 years (81 years for men, 86 years for women) as of 2020.
make 2.8 times more money
French Polynesia has a GDP per capita of $17,000 as of 2015, while in Canada, the GDP per capita is $48,400 as of 2017.
be 71.1% less likely to be unemployed
In French Polynesia, 21.8% of adults are unemployed as of 2012. In Canada, that number is 6.3% as of 2017.
be 52.3% less likely to live below the poverty line
In French Polynesia, 19.7% live below the poverty line as of 2009. In Canada, however, that number is 9.4% as of 2008.
have 27.1% fewer children
In French Polynesia, there are approximately 14.0 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Canada, there are 10.2 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.
be 25.2% more likely to have internet access
In French Polynesia, approximately 72.7% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Canada, about 91.0% do as of 2018.
see 80.0 times more coastline
French Polynesia has a total of 2,525 km of coastline. In Canada, that number is 202,080 km.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.
Canada: At a glance
How big is Canada compared to French Polynesia? See an in-depth size comparison.