Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 4.9 years longer


In French Polynesia, the average life expectancy is 77 years (75 years for men, 80 years for women). In Italy, that number is 82 years (80 years for men, 85 years for women).

Economy

make 2.2 times more money


French Polynesia has a GDP per capita of $17,000, while in Italy, the GDP per capita is $38,100.

be 49.1% less likely to be unemployed


In French Polynesia, 21.8% of adults are unemployed. In Italy, that number is 11.1%.

be 51.8% more likely to be live below the poverty line


In French Polynesia, 19.7% live below the poverty line. In Italy, however, that number is 29.9%.

Life

be 28.3% less likely to die during infancy


In French Polynesia, approximately 4.6 children die before they reach the age of one. In Italy, on the other hand, 3.3 children do.

have 41.9% less children


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

be 10.4% less likely to have internet access


In French Polynesia, approximately 68.4% of the population has internet access. In Italy, about 61.3% do.

Geography

see 3.0 times more coastline


French Polynesia has a total of 2,525 km of coastline. In Italy, that number is 7,600 km.

Italy: At a glance

Italy is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 294,140 sq km. Italy became a nation-state in 1861 when the regional states of the peninsula, along with Sardinia and Sicily, were united under King Victor EMMANUEL II. An era of parliamentary government came to a close in the early 1920s when Benito MUSSOLINI established a Fascist dictatorship. His alliance with Nazi Germany led to Italy's defeat in World War II. A democratic republic replaced the monarchy in 1946 and economic revival followed. Italy is a charter member of NATO and the European Economic Community (EEC). It has been at the forefront of European economic and political unification, joining the Economic and Monetary Union in 1999. Persistent problems include sluggish economic growth, high youth and female unemployment, organized crime, corruption, and economic disparities between southern Italy and the more prosperous north.

How big is Italy 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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