Quality of Life Comparison

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

Health

live 4.5 years longer


In French Polynesia, the average life expectancy is 77 years (75 years for men, 80 years for women). In Canada, that number is 82 years (79 years for men, 85 years for women).

Economy

make 2.8 times more money


French Polynesia has a GDP per capita of $17,000, while in Canada, the GDP per capita is $48,300.

be 70.2% less likely to be unemployed


In French Polynesia, 21.8% of adults are unemployed. In Canada, that number is 6.5%.

be 52.3% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In French Polynesia, 19.7% live below the poverty line. In Canada, however, that number is 9.4%.

Life

have 30.4% less children


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

be 31.3% more likely to have internet access


In French Polynesia, approximately 68.4% of the population has internet access. In Canada, about 89.8% do.

Geography

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.

Canada: At a glance

Canada is a sovereign country in North America, with a total land area of approximately 9,093,507 sq km. A land of vast distances and rich natural resources, Canada became a self-governing dominion in 1867 while retaining ties to the British crown. Economically and technologically, the nation has developed in parallel with the US, its neighbor to the south across the world's longest unfortified border. Canada faces the political challenges of meeting public demands for quality improvements in health care, education, social services, and economic competitiveness, as well as responding to the particular concerns of predominantly francophone Quebec. Canada also aims to develop its diverse energy resources while maintaining its commitment to the environment.

How big is Canada 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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