Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 10.9 years less


In French Polynesia, the average life expectancy is 77 years (75 years for men, 80 years for women). In Kiribati, that number is 66 years (64 years for men, 69 years for women).

Economy

make 88.2% less money


French Polynesia has a GDP per capita of $17,000, while in Kiribati, the GDP per capita is $2,000.

be 40.4% more likely to be unemployed


In French Polynesia, 21.8% of adults are unemployed. In Kiribati, that number is 30.6%.

Life

have 43.2% more children


In French Polynesia, there are approximately 14.8 babies per 1,000 people. In Kiribati, there are 21.2 babies per 1,000 people.

be 7.0 times more likely to die during infancy


In French Polynesia, approximately 4.6 children die before they reach the age of one. In Kiribati, on the other hand, 32.1 children do.

Basic Needs

be 80.0% less likely to have internet access


In French Polynesia, approximately 68.4% of the population has internet access. In Kiribati, about 13.7% do.

be 33.1% less likely to have access to improved drinking water


In French Polynesia, approximately 100% of people have improved drinking water access (100% in urban areas, and 100% in rural areas). In Kiribati, that number is 67% of people on average (87% in urban areas, and 51% in rural areas).

Geography

see 54.7% less coastline


French Polynesia has a total of 2,525 km of coastline. In Kiribati, that number is 1,143 km.

Kiribati: At a glance

Kiribati is a sovereign country in Australia-Oceania, with a total land area of approximately 811 sq km. The Gilbert Islands became a British protectorate in 1892 and a colony in 1915; they were captured by the Japanese in the Pacific War in 1941. The islands of Makin and Tarawa were the sites of major US amphibious victories over entrenched Japanese garrisons in 1943. The Gilbert Islands were granted self-rule by the UK in 1971 and complete independence in 1979 under the new name of Kiribati. The US relinquished all claims to the sparsely inhabited Phoenix and Line Island groups in a 1979 treaty of friendship with Kiribati.

How big is Kiribati 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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