Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Iceland instead of French Polynesia, you would:
live 5.2 years longer
In French Polynesia, the average life expectancy is 78 years (76 years for men, 81 years for women) as of 2022. In Iceland, that number is 84 years (81 years for men, 86 years for women) as of 2022.
make 3.1 times more money
French Polynesia has a GDP per capita of $17,000 as of 2015, while in Iceland, the GDP per capita is $52,300 as of 2020.
be 83.4% less likely to be unemployed
In French Polynesia, 21.8% of adults are unemployed as of 2012. In Iceland, that number is 3.6% as of 2019.
be 55.3% less likely to live below the poverty line
In French Polynesia, 19.7% live below the poverty line as of 2009. In Iceland, however, that number is 8.8% as of 2017.
be 62.5% less likely to die during infancy
In French Polynesia, approximately 4.4 children (per 1,000 live births) die before they reach the age of one as of 2022. In Iceland, on the other hand, 1.6 children do as of 2022.
be 35.6% more likely to have internet access
In French Polynesia, approximately 73.0% of the population has internet access as of 2019. In Iceland, about 99.0% do as of 2020.
see 96.8% more coastline
French Polynesia has a total of 2,525 km of coastline. In Iceland, that number is 4,970 km.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.
Iceland: At a glance
How big is Iceland compared to French Polynesia? See an in-depth size comparison.