Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 1.3 years less


In French Polynesia, the average life expectancy is 77 years (75 years for men, 80 years for women). In Mexico, that number is 76 years (73 years for men, 79 years for women).

Economy

make 17.1% more money


French Polynesia has a GDP per capita of $17,000, while in Mexico, the GDP per capita is $19,900.

be 83.5% less likely to be unemployed


In French Polynesia, 21.8% of adults are unemployed. In Mexico, that number is 3.6%.

be 2.3 times more likely to live below the poverty line


In French Polynesia, 19.7% live below the poverty line. In Mexico, however, that number is 46.2%.

Life

have 23.6% more children


In French Polynesia, there are approximately 14.8 babies per 1,000 people. In Mexico, there are 18.3 babies per 1,000 people.

be 2.5 times more likely to die during infancy


In French Polynesia, approximately 4.6 children die before they reach the age of one. In Mexico, on the other hand, 11.6 children do.

Basic Needs

be 67.8% more likely to have access to electricity


In French Polynesia, 59% of people have electricity access (72% in urban areas, and 45% in rural areas). In Mexico, that number is 99% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 97% in rural areas).

be 13.0% less likely to have internet access


In French Polynesia, approximately 68.4% of the population has internet access. In Mexico, about 59.5% do.

Geography

see 3.7 times more coastline


French Polynesia has a total of 2,525 km of coastline. In Mexico, that number is 9,330 km.

Mexico: At a glance

Mexico is a sovereign country in North America, with a total land area of approximately 1,943,945 sq km. The site of several advanced Amerindian civilizations - including the Olmec, Toltec, Teotihuacan, Zapotec, Maya, and Aztec - Mexico was conquered and colonized by Spain in the early 16th century. Administered as the Viceroyalty of New Spain for three centuries, it achieved its independence early in the 19th century. The global financial crisis beginning in late 2008 caused a massive economic downturn the following year, although growth returned quickly in 2010. Ongoing economic and social concerns include low real wages, underemployment for a large segment of the population, inequitable income distribution, and few advancement opportunities for the largely indigenous population in the impoverished southern states. The elections held in 2000 marked the first time since the 1910 Mexican Revolution that an opposition candidate - Vicente FOX of the National Action Party (PAN) - defeated the party in government, the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI). He was succeeded in 2006 by another PAN candidate Felipe CALDERON, but Enrique PENA NIETO regained the presidency for the PRI in 2012. Since 2007, Mexico's powerful drug-trafficking organizations have engaged in bloody feuding, resulting in tens of thousands of drug-related homicides.

How big is Mexico 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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