Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 3.3 years longer


In French Polynesia, the average life expectancy is 78 years (76 years for men, 80 years for women) as of 2020. In Denmark, that number is 81 years (79 years for men, 83 years for women) as of 2020.

Economy

make 2.9 times more money


French Polynesia has a GDP per capita of $17,000 as of 2015, while in Denmark, the GDP per capita is $50,100 as of 2017.

be 73.9% less likely to be unemployed


In French Polynesia, 21.8% of adults are unemployed as of 2012. In Denmark, that number is 5.7% as of 2017.

be 32.0% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In French Polynesia, 19.7% live below the poverty line as of 2009. In Denmark, however, that number is 13.4% as of 2011.

Life

be 28.9% less likely to die during infancy


In French Polynesia, approximately 4.5 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Denmark, on the other hand, 3.2 children do as of 2020.

have 20.7% fewer children


In French Polynesia, there are approximately 14.0 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Denmark, there are 11.1 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 34.3% more likely to have internet access


In French Polynesia, approximately 72.7% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Denmark, about 97.6% do as of 2018.

Geography

see 2.9 times more coastline


French Polynesia has a total of 2,525 km of coastline. In Denmark, that number is 7,314 km.

Denmark: At a glance

Denmark is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 42,434 sq km. Once the seat of Viking raiders and later a major north European power, Denmark has evolved into a modern, prosperous nation that is participating in the general political and economic integration of Europe. It joined NATO in 1949 and the EEC (now the EU) in 1973. However, the country has opted out of certain elements of the European Union's Maastricht Treaty, including the European Economic and Monetary Union (EMU), European defense cooperation, and issues concerning certain justice and home affairs.

How big is Denmark 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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