Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Eritrea instead of French Polynesia, you would:
live 11.7 years less
In French Polynesia, the average life expectancy is 78 years (76 years for men, 80 years for women) as of 2020. In Eritrea, that number is 66 years (64 years for men, 69 years for women) as of 2020.
be 73.4% less likely to be unemployed
In French Polynesia, 21.8% of adults are unemployed as of 2012. In Eritrea, that number is 5.8% as of 2017.
make 90.6% less money
French Polynesia has a GDP per capita of $17,000 as of 2015, while in Eritrea, the GDP per capita is $1,600 as of 2017.
be 2.5 times more likely to live below the poverty line
In French Polynesia, 19.7% live below the poverty line as of 2009. In Eritrea, however, that number is 50.0% as of 2004.
have 99.3% more children
In French Polynesia, there are approximately 14.0 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Eritrea, there are 27.9 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.
be 9.6 times more likely to die during infancy
In French Polynesia, approximately 4.5 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Eritrea, on the other hand, 43.3 children do as of 2020.
be 53.3% less likely to have access to electricity
In French Polynesia, approximately 100% of the population has electricity access as of 2016. In Eritrea, 47% of the population do as of 2017.
be 98.2% less likely to have internet access
In French Polynesia, approximately 72.7% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Eritrea, about 1.3% do as of 2018.
be 42.2% less likely to have access to improved drinking water
In French Polynesia, approximately 100% of people have improved drinking water access as of 2017. In Eritrea, 58% of people do as of 2015.
see 11.5% less coastline
French Polynesia has a total of 2,525 km of coastline. In Eritrea, that number is 2,234 km.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.
Eritrea: At a glance
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