Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 1.4 years less


In French Polynesia, the average life expectancy is 77 years (75 years for men, 80 years for women). In Cook Islands, that number is 76 years (73 years for men, 79 years for women).

Economy

be 39.9% less likely to be unemployed


In French Polynesia, 21.8% of adults are unemployed. In Cook Islands, that number is 13.1%.

Life

be 2.8 times more likely to die during infancy


In French Polynesia, approximately 4.6 children die before they reach the age of one. In Cook Islands, on the other hand, 13.0 children do.

Basic Needs

be 21.1% less likely to have internet access


In French Polynesia, approximately 68.4% of the population has internet access. In Cook Islands, about 54.0% do.

Geography

see 95.2% less coastline


French Polynesia has a total of 2,525 km of coastline. In Cook Islands, that number is 120 km.

Cook Islands: At a glance

Cook Islands is a sovereign country in Australia-Oceania, with a total land area of approximately 236 sq km. Named after Captain COOK, who sighted them in 1770, the islands became a British protectorate in 1888. By 1900, administrative control was transferred to New Zealand; in 1965, residents chose self-government in free association with New Zealand. The emigration of skilled workers to New Zealand and government deficits are continuing problems.

How big is Cook 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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