Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Kenya instead of French Polynesia, you would:
live 8.9 years less
In French Polynesia, the average life expectancy is 78 years (76 years for men, 80 years for women) as of 2020. In Kenya, that number is 69 years (67 years for men, 71 years for women) as of 2020.
make 79.4% less money
French Polynesia has a GDP per capita of $17,000 as of 2015, while in Kenya, the GDP per capita is $3,500 as of 2017.
be 83.5% more likely to be unemployed
In French Polynesia, 21.8% of adults are unemployed as of 2012. In Kenya, that number is 40.0% as of 2013.
be 83.2% more likely to live below the poverty line
In French Polynesia, 19.7% live below the poverty line as of 2009. In Kenya, however, that number is 36.1% as of 2016.
have 94.3% more children
In French Polynesia, there are approximately 14.0 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Kenya, there are 27.2 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.
be 6.6 times 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 Kenya, on the other hand, 29.8 children do as of 2020.
be 44.0% less likely to have access to electricity
In French Polynesia, approximately 100% of the population has electricity access as of 2016. In Kenya, 56% of the population do as of 2017.
be 75.5% less likely to have internet access
In French Polynesia, approximately 72.7% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Kenya, about 17.8% do as of 2018.
be 32.0% less likely to have access to improved drinking water
In French Polynesia, approximately 100% of people have improved drinking water access as of 2017. In Kenya, 68% of people do as of 2017.
see 78.8% less coastline
French Polynesia has a total of 2,525 km of coastline. In Kenya, that number is 536 km.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.
Kenya: At a glance
How big is Kenya compared to French Polynesia? See an in-depth size comparison.