If you lived in New Zealand instead of French Polynesia, you would:

Health

live 4.2 years longer

In French Polynesia, the average life expectancy is 78 years (76 years for men, 80 years for women) as of 2020. In New Zealand, that number is 82 years (80 years for men, 84 years for women) as of 2020.

Economy

make 2.3 times more money

French Polynesia has a GDP per capita of $17,000 as of 2015, while in New Zealand, the GDP per capita is $39,000 as of 2017.

be 78.4% less likely to be unemployed

In French Polynesia, 21.8% of adults are unemployed as of 2012. In New Zealand, that number is 4.7% as of 2017.

Life

be 22.2% less likely to die during infancy

In French Polynesia, approximately 4.5 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In New Zealand, on the other hand, 3.5 children do as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 24.9% more likely to have internet access

In French Polynesia, approximately 72.7% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In New Zealand, about 90.8% do as of 2018.

Geography

see 6.0 times more coastline

French Polynesia has a total of 2,525 km of coastline. In New Zealand, that number is 15,134 km.


The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.

New Zealand: At a glance

New Zealand (sometimes abbreviated NZ) is a sovereign country in Australia-Oceania, with a total land area of approximately 264,537 sq km. The Polynesian Maori reached New Zealand in about A.D. 800. In 1840, their chieftains entered into a compact with Britain, the Treaty of Waitangi, in which they ceded sovereignty to Queen Victoria while retaining territorial rights. That same year, the British began the first organized colonial settlement. A series of land wars between 1843 and 1872 ended with the defeat of the native peoples. The British colony of New Zealand became an independent dominion in 1907 and supported the UK militarily in both world wars. New Zealand's full participation in a number of defense alliances lapsed by the 1980s. In recent years, the government has sought to address longstanding Maori grievances.
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