Quality of life comparison
If you lived in United States instead of French Polynesia, you would:
live 2.4 years longer
In French Polynesia, the average life expectancy is 78 years (76 years for men, 80 years for women) as of 2020. In United States, that number is 80 years (78 years for men, 82 years for women) as of 2020.
make 3.5 times more money
French Polynesia has a GDP per capita of $17,000 as of 2015, while in United States, the GDP per capita is $59,800 as of 2017.
be 79.8% less likely to be unemployed
In French Polynesia, 21.8% of adults are unemployed as of 2012. In United States, that number is 4.4% as of 2017.
be 23.4% less likely to live below the poverty line
In French Polynesia, 19.7% live below the poverty line as of 2009. In United States, however, that number is 15.1% as of 2010.
be 17.8% more likely to die during infancy
In French Polynesia, approximately 4.5 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In United States, on the other hand, 5.3 children do as of 2020.
have 11.4% fewer children
In French Polynesia, there are approximately 14.0 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In United States, there are 12.4 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.
be 20.0% more likely to have internet access
In French Polynesia, approximately 72.7% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In United States, about 87.3% do as of 2018.
see 7.9 times more coastline
French Polynesia has a total of 2,525 km of coastline. In United States, that number is 19,924 km.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.
United States: At a glance
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