Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 2.7 years less


In French Polynesia, the average life expectancy is 78 years (76 years for men, 80 years for women) as of 2020. In Grenada, that number is 75 years (73 years for men, 78 years for women) as of 2020.

Economy

make 11.2% less money


French Polynesia has a GDP per capita of $17,000 as of 2015, while in Grenada, the GDP per capita is $15,100 as of 2017.

be 10.1% more likely to be unemployed


In French Polynesia, 21.8% of adults are unemployed as of 2012. In Grenada, that number is 24.0% as of 2017.

be 92.9% more likely to be live below the poverty line


In French Polynesia, 19.7% live below the poverty line as of 2009. In Grenada, however, that number is 38.0% as of 2008.

Life

be 97.8% 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 Grenada, on the other hand, 8.9 children do as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 18.7% less likely to have internet access


In French Polynesia, approximately 72.7% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Grenada, about 59.1% do as of 2018.

Geography

see 95.2% less coastline


French Polynesia has a total of 2,525 km of coastline. In Grenada, that number is 121 km.

Grenada: At a glance

Grenada is a sovereign country in Central America/Caribbean, with a total land area of approximately 344 sq km. Carib Indians inhabited Grenada when Christopher COLUMBUS discovered the island in 1498, but it remained uncolonized for more than a century. The French settled Grenada in the 17th century, established sugar estates, and imported large numbers of African slaves. Britain took the island in 1762 and vigorously expanded sugar production. In the 19th century, cacao eventually surpassed sugar as the main export crop; in the 20th century, nutmeg became the leading export. In 1967, Britain gave Grenada autonomy over its internal affairs. Full independence was attained in 1974 making Grenada one of the smallest independent countries in the Western Hemisphere. Grenada was seized by a Marxist military council on 19 October 1983. Six days later the island was invaded by US forces and those of six other Caribbean nations, which quickly captured the ringleaders and their hundreds of Cuban advisers. Free elections were reinstituted the following year and have continued since that time.

How big is Grenada 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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