Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 2.0 years less


In French Polynesia, the average life expectancy is 77 years (75 years for men, 80 years for women). In Romania, that number is 75 years (72 years for men, 79 years for women).

Economy

make 44.1% more money


French Polynesia has a GDP per capita of $17,000, while in Romania, the GDP per capita is $24,500.

be 75.7% less likely to be unemployed


In French Polynesia, 21.8% of adults are unemployed. In Romania, that number is 5.3%.

be 13.7% more likely to be live below the poverty line


In French Polynesia, 19.7% live below the poverty line. In Romania, however, that number is 22.4%.

Life

be 2.0 times more likely to die during infancy


In French Polynesia, approximately 4.6 children die before they reach the age of one. In Romania, on the other hand, 9.4 children do.

have 39.9% less children


In French Polynesia, there are approximately 14.8 babies per 1,000 people. In Romania, there are 8.9 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 Romania, 100% of the population do.

be 13.0% less likely to have internet access


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

Geography

see 91.1% less coastline


French Polynesia has a total of 2,525 km of coastline. In Romania, that number is 225 km.

Romania: At a glance

Romania is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 229,891 sq km. The principalities of Wallachia and Moldavia - for centuries under the suzerainty of the Turkish Ottoman Empire - secured their autonomy in 1856; they were de facto linked in 1859 and formally united in 1862 under the new name of Romania. The country gained recognition of its independence in 1878. It joined the Allied Powers in World War I and acquired new territories - most notably Transylvania - following the conflict. In 1940, Romania allied with the Axis powers and participated in the 1941 German invasion of the USSR. Three years later, overrun by the Soviets, Romania signed an armistice. The post-war Soviet occupation led to the formation of a communist "people's republic" in 1947 and the abdication of the king. The decades-long rule of dictator Nicolae CEAUSESCU, who took power in 1965, and his Securitate police state became increasingly oppressive and draconian through the 1980s. CEAUSESCU was overthrown and executed in late 1989. Former communists dominated the government until 1996 when they were swept from power. Romania joined NATO in 2004 and the EU in 2007.

How big is Romania 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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