Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Saint Kitts and Nevis instead of French Polynesia, you would:

Health

live 1.5 years less


In French Polynesia, the average life expectancy is 77 years (75 years for men, 80 years for women). In Saint Kitts and Nevis, that number is 76 years (74 years for men, 78 years for women).

Economy

make 57.6% more money


French Polynesia has a GDP per capita of $17,000, while in Saint Kitts and Nevis, the GDP per capita is $26,800.

be 79.4% less likely to be unemployed


In French Polynesia, 21.8% of adults are unemployed. In Saint Kitts and Nevis, that number is 4.5%.

Life

be 82.6% more likely to die during infancy


In French Polynesia, approximately 4.6 children die before they reach the age of one. In Saint Kitts and Nevis, on the other hand, 8.4 children do.

have 10.8% less children


In French Polynesia, there are approximately 14.8 babies per 1,000 people. In Saint Kitts and Nevis, there are 13.2 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 54.2% more likely to have access to electricity


In French Polynesia, 59% of people have electricity access (72% in urban areas, and 45% in rural areas). In Saint Kitts and Nevis, that number is 91% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 80% in rural areas).

be 10.7% more likely to have internet access


In French Polynesia, approximately 68.4% of the population has internet access. In Saint Kitts and Nevis, about 75.7% do.

Geography

see 94.7% less coastline


French Polynesia has a total of 2,525 km of coastline. In Saint Kitts and Nevis, that number is 135 km.

Saint Kitts and Nevis: At a glance

Saint Kitts and Nevis is a sovereign country in Central America/Caribbean, with a total land area of approximately 261 sq km. Carib Indians occupied the islands of the West Indies for hundreds of years before the British began settlement in 1623. In 1967, the island territory of Saint Christopher-Nevis-Anguilla became an associated state of the UK with full internal autonomy. The island of Anguilla rebelled and was allowed to secede in 1971. The remaining islands achieved independence in 1983 as Saint Kitts and Nevis. In 1998, a vote in Nevis on a referendum to separate from Saint Kitts fell short of the two-thirds majority needed. Nevis continues in its efforts to separate from Saint Kitts.

How big is Saint Kitts and Nevis 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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