Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Luxembourg 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 Luxembourg, that number is 82 years (80 years for men, 85 years for women).

Economy

make 6.3 times more money


French Polynesia has a GDP per capita of $17,000, while in Luxembourg, the GDP per capita is $106,300.

be 72.0% less likely to be unemployed


In French Polynesia, 21.8% of adults are unemployed. In Luxembourg, that number is 6.1%.

Life

be 26.1% less likely to die during infancy


In French Polynesia, approximately 4.6 children die before they reach the age of one. In Luxembourg, on the other hand, 3.4 children do.

have 22.3% less children


In French Polynesia, there are approximately 14.8 babies per 1,000 people. In Luxembourg, there are 11.5 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 Luxembourg, 100% of the population do.

be 42.5% more likely to have internet access


In French Polynesia, approximately 68.4% of the population has internet access. In Luxembourg, about 97.5% do.

Luxembourg: At a glance

Luxembourg is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 2,586 sq km. Founded in 963, Luxembourg became a grand duchy in 1815 and an independent state under the Netherlands. It lost more than half of its territory to Belgium in 1839 but gained a larger measure of autonomy. Full independence was attained in 1867. Overrun by Germany in both world wars, it ended its neutrality in 1948 when it entered into the Benelux Customs Union and when it joined NATO the following year. In 1957, Luxembourg became one of the six founding countries of the European Economic Community (later the European Union), and in 1999 it joined the euro currency area. In January 2013, Luxembourg assumed a nonpermanent seat on the UN Security Council for the 2013-14 term.

How big is Luxembourg 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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