Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 3.3 years longer


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

Economy

make 62.9% more money


French Polynesia has a GDP per capita of $17,000, while in Greece, the GDP per capita is $27,700.

be 82.7% more likely to be live below the poverty line


In French Polynesia, 19.7% live below the poverty line. In Greece, however, that number is 36.0%.

Life

have 43.2% less children


In French Polynesia, there are approximately 14.8 babies per 1,000 people. In Greece, there are 8.4 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 Greece, 100% of the population do.

Geography

see 5.4 times more coastline


French Polynesia has a total of 2,525 km of coastline. In Greece, that number is 13,676 km.

Greece: At a glance

Greece is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 130,647 sq km. Greece achieved independence from the Ottoman Empire in 1830. During the second half of the 19th century and the first half of the 20th century, it gradually added neighboring islands and territories, most with Greek-speaking populations. In World War II, Greece was first invaded by Italy (1940) and subsequently occupied by Germany (1941-44); fighting endured in a protracted civil war between supporters of the king and other anti-communist and communist rebels. Following the latter's defeat in 1949, Greece joined NATO in 1952. In 1967, a group of military officers seized power, establishing a military dictatorship that suspended many political liberties and forced the king to flee the country. In 1974, democratic elections and a referendum created a parliamentary republic and abolished the monarchy. In 1981, Greece joined the EC (now the EU); it became the 12th member of the European Economic and Monetary Union in 2001. In 2010, the prospect of a Greek default on its euro-denominated debt created severe strains within the EMU and raised the question of whether a member country might voluntarily leave the common currency or be removed.

How big is Greece 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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