Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 3.4 years longer


In French Polynesia, the average life expectancy is 77 years (75 years for men, 80 years for women). In Germany, that number is 81 years (78 years for men, 83 years for women).

Economy

make 3.0 times more money


French Polynesia has a GDP per capita of $17,000, while in Germany, the GDP per capita is $50,400.

be 82.6% less likely to be unemployed


In French Polynesia, 21.8% of adults are unemployed. In Germany, that number is 3.8%.

be 15.2% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In French Polynesia, 19.7% live below the poverty line. In Germany, however, that number is 16.7%.

Life

be 26.1% less likely to die during infancy


In French Polynesia, approximately 4.6 children die before they reach the age of one. In Germany, on the other hand, 3.4 children do.

have 41.9% less children


In French Polynesia, there are approximately 14.8 babies per 1,000 people. In Germany, there are 8.6 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 69.5% more likely to have access to electricity


In French Polynesia, 59% of the population has electricity access. In Germany, 100% of the population do.

be 31.0% more likely to have internet access


In French Polynesia, approximately 68.4% of the population has internet access. In Germany, about 89.6% do.

Germany: At a glance

Germany is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 348,672 sq km. As Europe's largest economy and second most populous nation (after Russia), Germany is a key member of the continent's economic, political, and defense organizations. European power struggles immersed Germany in two devastating World Wars in the first half of the 20th century and left the country occupied by the victorious Allied powers of the US, UK, France, and the Soviet Union in 1945. With the advent of the Cold War, two German states were formed in 1949: the western Federal Republic of Germany (FRG) and the eastern German Democratic Republic (GDR). The democratic FRG embedded itself in key Western economic and security organizations, the EC, which became the EU, and NATO, while the communist GDR was on the front line of the Soviet-led Warsaw Pact. The decline of the USSR and the end of the Cold War allowed for German unification in 1990. Since then, Germany has expended considerable funds to bring Eastern productivity and wages up to Western standards. In January 1999, Germany and 10 other EU countries introduced a common European exchange currency, the euro.

How big is Germany 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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