Quality of life comparison
If you lived in South Korea instead of French Polynesia, you would:
live 4.5 years longer
In French Polynesia, the average life expectancy is 78 years (76 years for men, 81 years for women) as of 2022. In South Korea, that number is 83 years (80 years for men, 86 years for women) as of 2022.
make 2.5 times more money
French Polynesia has a GDP per capita of $17,000 as of 2015, while in South Korea, the GDP per capita is $42,300 as of 2020.
be 82.8% less likely to be unemployed
In French Polynesia, 21.8% of adults are unemployed as of 2012. In South Korea, that number is 3.8% as of 2019.
be 26.9% less likely to live below the poverty line
In French Polynesia, 19.7% live below the poverty line as of 2009. In South Korea, however, that number is 14.4% as of 2016.
be 34.8% less likely to die during infancy
In French Polynesia, approximately 4.4 children (per 1,000 live births) die before they reach the age of one as of 2022. In South Korea, on the other hand, 2.9 children do as of 2022.
have 48.6% fewer children
In French Polynesia, there are approximately 13.5 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022. In South Korea, there are 6.9 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022.
be 32.9% more likely to have internet access
In French Polynesia, approximately 73.0% of the population has internet access as of 2019. In South Korea, about 97.0% do as of 2020.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.
South Korea: At a glance
How big is South Korea compared to French Polynesia? See an in-depth size comparison.