Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 4.4 years longer


In French Polynesia, the average life expectancy is 77 years (75 years for men, 80 years for women). In Spain, that number is 82 years (79 years for men, 85 years for women).

Economy

make 2.3 times more money


French Polynesia has a GDP per capita of $17,000, while in Spain, the GDP per capita is $38,300.

be 21.6% less likely to be unemployed


In French Polynesia, 21.8% of adults are unemployed. In Spain, that number is 17.1%.

Life

be 28.3% less likely to die during infancy


In French Polynesia, approximately 4.6 children die before they reach the age of one. In Spain, on the other hand, 3.3 children do.

have 37.8% less children


In French Polynesia, there are approximately 14.8 babies per 1,000 people. In Spain, there are 9.2 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 Spain, 100% of the population do.

be 17.8% more likely to have internet access


In French Polynesia, approximately 68.4% of the population has internet access. In Spain, about 80.6% do.

Geography

see 96.6% more coastline


French Polynesia has a total of 2,525 km of coastline. In Spain, that number is 4,964 km.

Spain: At a glance

Spain is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 498,980 sq km. Spain's powerful world empire of the 16th and 17th centuries ultimately yielded command of the seas to England. Subsequent failure to embrace the mercantile and industrial revolutions caused the country to fall behind Britain, France, and Germany in economic and political power. Spain remained neutral in World War I and II but suffered through a devastating civil war (1936-39). A peaceful transition to democracy following the death of dictator Francisco FRANCO in 1975, and rapid economic modernization (Spain joined the EU in 1986) gave Spain a dynamic and rapidly growing economy and made it a global champion of freedom and human rights. More recently the government has had to focus on measures to reverse a severe economic recession that began in mid-2008. Austerity measures implemented to reduce a large budget deficit and reassure foreign investors have led to one of the highest unemployment rates in Europe.

How big is Spain 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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