Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 2.0 years longer


In French Polynesia, the average life expectancy is 77 years (75 years for men, 80 years for women). In Portugal, that number is 79 years (76 years for men, 83 years for women).

Economy

make 78.8% more money


French Polynesia has a GDP per capita of $17,000, while in Portugal, the GDP per capita is $30,400.

be 55.5% less likely to be unemployed


In French Polynesia, 21.8% of adults are unemployed. In Portugal, that number is 9.7%.

Life

have 39.2% less children


In French Polynesia, there are approximately 14.8 babies per 1,000 people. In Portugal, there are 9.0 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 Portugal, 100% of the population do.

Geography

see 29.0% less coastline


French Polynesia has a total of 2,525 km of coastline. In Portugal, that number is 1,793 km.

Portugal: At a glance

Portugal is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 91,470 sq km. Following its heyday as a global maritime power during the 15th and 16th centuries, Portugal lost much of its wealth and status with the destruction of Lisbon in a 1755 earthquake, occupation during the Napoleonic Wars, and the independence of Brazil, its wealthiest colony, in 1822. A 1910 revolution deposed the monarchy; for most of the next six decades, repressive governments ran the country. In 1974, a left-wing military coup installed broad democratic reforms. The following year, Portugal granted independence to all of its African colonies. Portugal is a founding member of NATO and entered the EC (now the EU) in 1986.

How big is Portugal 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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