Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 12.8 years less


In French Polynesia, the average life expectancy is 77 years (75 years for men, 80 years for women). In Comoros, that number is 65 years (62 years for men, 67 years for women).

Economy

be 70.2% less likely to be unemployed


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

make 90.6% less money


French Polynesia has a GDP per capita of $17,000, while in Comoros, the GDP per capita is $1,600.

be 2.3 times more likely to live below the poverty line


In French Polynesia, 19.7% live below the poverty line. In Comoros, however, that number is 44.8%.

Life

have 76.4% more children


In French Polynesia, there are approximately 14.8 babies per 1,000 people. In Comoros, there are 26.1 babies per 1,000 people.

be 13.0 times more likely to die during infancy


In French Polynesia, approximately 4.6 children die before they reach the age of one. In Comoros, on the other hand, 60.0 children do.

Basic Needs

be 16.9% 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 Comoros, that number is 69% of people on average (89% in urban areas, and 62% in rural areas).

be 88.5% less likely to have internet access


In French Polynesia, approximately 68.4% of the population has internet access. In Comoros, about 7.9% do.

Geography

see 86.5% less coastline


French Polynesia has a total of 2,525 km of coastline. In Comoros, that number is 340 km.

Comoros: At a glance

Comoros is a sovereign country in Africa, with a total land area of approximately 2,235 sq km. Comoros has endured more than 20 coups or attempted coups since gaining independence from France in 1975. In 1997, the islands of Anjouan and Moheli declared independence from Comoros. In 1999, military chief Col. AZALI seized power of the entire government in a bloodless coup, and helped negotiate the 2000 Fomboni Accords power-sharing agreement in which the federal presidency rotates among the three islands, and each island maintains its local government. AZALI won the 2002 federal presidential election, and each island in the archipelago elected its president. AZALI stepped down in 2006 and President SAMBI was elected to office. In 2007, Mohamed BACAR effected Anjouan's de-facto secession from the Union of Comoros, refusing to step down when Comoros' other islands held legitimate elections in July. The African Union (AU) initially attempted to resolve the political crisis by applying sanctions and a naval blockade to Anjouan, but in March 2008 the AU and Comoran soldiers seized the island. The island's inhabitants generally welcomed the move. In May 2011, Ikililou DHOININE won the presidency in peaceful elections widely deemed to be free and fair.

How big is Comoros 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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