Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Cayman Islands instead of French Polynesia, you would:

Health

live 3.9 years longer


In French Polynesia, the average life expectancy is 77 years (75 years for men, 80 years for women). In Cayman Islands, that number is 81 years (79 years for men, 84 years for women).

Economy

make 2.6 times more money


French Polynesia has a GDP per capita of $17,000, while in Cayman Islands, the GDP per capita is $43,800.

be 81.7% less likely to be unemployed


In French Polynesia, 21.8% of adults are unemployed. In Cayman Islands, that number is 4.0%.

Life

be 28.3% more likely to die during infancy


In French Polynesia, approximately 4.6 children die before they reach the age of one. In Cayman Islands, on the other hand, 5.9 children do.

have 18.9% less children


In French Polynesia, there are approximately 14.8 babies per 1,000 people. In Cayman Islands, there are 12.0 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 54.2% more likely to have access to electricity


In French Polynesia, 59% of people have electricity access (72% in urban areas, and 45% in rural areas). In Cayman Islands, that number is 91% of people on average (91% in urban areas, and 80% in rural areas).

be 15.5% more likely to have internet access


In French Polynesia, approximately 68.4% of the population has internet access. In Cayman Islands, about 79.0% do.

Geography

see 93.7% less coastline


French Polynesia has a total of 2,525 km of coastline. In Cayman Islands, that number is 160 km.

Cayman Islands: At a glance

Cayman Islands is a sovereign country in Central America/Caribbean, with a total land area of approximately 264 sq km. The Cayman Islands were colonized from Jamaica by the British during the 18th and 19th centuries and were administered by Jamaica after 1863. In 1959, the islands became a territory within the Federation of the West Indies. When the Federation dissolved in 1962, the Cayman Islands chose to remain a British dependency.

How big is Cayman Islands 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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