Quality of life comparison
If you lived in New Zealand instead of French Polynesia, you would:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
How big is New Zealand compared to French Polynesia? See an in-depth size comparison.