Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 9.5 years less


In French Polynesia, the average life expectancy is 78 years (76 years for men, 80 years for women) as of 2020. In Nauru, that number is 68 years (64 years for men, 72 years for women) as of 2020.

Economy

make 27.6% less money


French Polynesia has a GDP per capita of $17,000 as of 2015, while in Nauru, the GDP per capita is $12,300 as of 2017.

Life

have 56.4% more children


In French Polynesia, there are approximately 14.0 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Nauru, there are 21.9 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

be 64.4% 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 Nauru, on the other hand, 7.4 children do as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 21.6% less likely to have internet access


In French Polynesia, approximately 72.7% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Nauru, about 57.0% do as of 2018.

Geography

see 98.8% less coastline


French Polynesia has a total of 2,525 km of coastline. In Nauru, that number is 30 km.

Nauru: At a glance

Nauru is a sovereign country in Australia-Oceania, with a total land area of approximately 21 sq km. The exact origins of the Nauruans are unclear since their language does not resemble any other in the Pacific region. Germany annexed the island in 1888. A German-British consortium began mining the island's phosphate deposits early in the 20th century. Australian forces occupied Nauru in World War I; it subsequently became a League of Nations mandate. After the Second World War - and a brutal occupation by Japan - Nauru became a UN trust territory. It achieved independence in 1968 and joined the UN in 1999 as the world's smallest independent republic.

How big is Nauru 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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