Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 10.5 years less


In French Polynesia, the average life expectancy is 77 years (75 years for men, 80 years for women). In Tuvalu, that number is 67 years (65 years for men, 69 years for women).

Economy

make 77.6% less money


French Polynesia has a GDP per capita of $17,000, while in Tuvalu, the GDP per capita is $3,800.

be 33.5% more likely to be live below the poverty line


In French Polynesia, 19.7% live below the poverty line. In Tuvalu, however, that number is 26.3%.

Life

have 60.1% more children


In French Polynesia, there are approximately 14.8 babies per 1,000 people. In Tuvalu, there are 23.7 babies per 1,000 people.

be 6.3 times more likely to die during infancy


In French Polynesia, approximately 4.6 children die before they reach the age of one. In Tuvalu, on the other hand, 29.0 children do.

Basic Needs

be 23.7% less 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 Tuvalu, that number is 45% of people on average (57% in urban areas, and 32% in rural areas).

be 32.7% less likely to have internet access


In French Polynesia, approximately 68.4% of the population has internet access. In Tuvalu, about 46.0% do.

Geography

see 99.0% less coastline


French Polynesia has a total of 2,525 km of coastline. In Tuvalu, that number is 24 km.

Tuvalu: At a glance

Tuvalu is a sovereign country in Australia-Oceania, with a total land area of approximately 26 sq km. In 1974, ethnic differences within the British colony of the Gilbert and Ellice Islands caused the Polynesians of the Ellice Islands to vote for separation from the Micronesians of the Gilbert Islands. The following year, the Ellice Islands became the separate British colony of Tuvalu. Independence was granted in 1978. In 2000, Tuvalu negotiated a contract leasing its Internet domain name ".tv" for $50 million in royalties over a 12-year period.

How big is Tuvalu 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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