Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Vietnam instead of French Polynesia, you would:
live 2.9 years less
In French Polynesia, the average life expectancy is 78 years (76 years for men, 81 years for women) as of 2022. In Vietnam, that number is 76 years (73 years for men, 78 years for women) as of 2022.
be 85.7% less likely to be unemployed
In French Polynesia, 21.8% of adults are unemployed as of 2012. In Vietnam, that number is 3.1% as of 2018.
be 66.0% less likely to live below the poverty line
In French Polynesia, 19.7% live below the poverty line as of 2009. In Vietnam, however, that number is 6.7% as of 2018.
make 51.8% less money
French Polynesia has a GDP per capita of $17,000 as of 2015, while in Vietnam, the GDP per capita is $8,200 as of 2020.
have 16.5% more children
In French Polynesia, there are approximately 13.5 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022. In Vietnam, there are 15.7 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022.
be 3.4 times more 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 Vietnam, on the other hand, 14.8 children do as of 2022.
see 36.4% more coastline
French Polynesia has a total of 2,525 km of coastline. In Vietnam, that number is 3,444 km.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.
Vietnam: At a glance
How big is Vietnam compared to French Polynesia? See an in-depth size comparison.