Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 3.1 years longer


In French Polynesia, the average life expectancy is 77 years (75 years for men, 80 years for women). In Malta, that number is 80 years (78 years for men, 83 years for women).

Economy

make 2.5 times more money


French Polynesia has a GDP per capita of $17,000, while in Malta, the GDP per capita is $42,000.

be 79.8% less likely to be unemployed


In French Polynesia, 21.8% of adults are unemployed. In Malta, that number is 4.4%.

be 17.3% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In French Polynesia, 19.7% live below the poverty line. In Malta, however, that number is 16.3%.

Life

be 23.9% less likely to die during infancy


In French Polynesia, approximately 4.6 children die before they reach the age of one. In Malta, on the other hand, 3.5 children do.

have 31.8% less children


In French Polynesia, there are approximately 14.8 babies per 1,000 people. In Malta, there are 10.1 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 Malta, 100% of the population do.

be 13.0% more likely to have internet access


In French Polynesia, approximately 68.4% of the population has internet access. In Malta, about 77.3% do.

Geography

see 92.2% less coastline


French Polynesia has a total of 2,525 km of coastline. In Malta, that number is 197 km.

Malta: At a glance

Malta is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 316 sq km. Great Britain formally acquired possession of Malta in 1814. The island staunchly supported the UK through both world wars and remained in the Commonwealth when it became independent in 1964; a decade later it declared itself a republic. Since about the mid-1980s, the island has transformed itself into a freight transshipment point, a financial center, and a tourist destination. Malta became an EU member in May 2004 and began using the euro as currency in 2008.

How big is Malta 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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