Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Wallis and Futuna instead of French Polynesia, you would:

Health

live 2.4 years longer


In French Polynesia, the average life expectancy is 77 years (75 years for men, 80 years for women). In Wallis and Futuna, that number is 80 years (77 years for men, 83 years for women).

Economy

be 59.6% less likely to be unemployed


In French Polynesia, 21.8% of adults are unemployed. In Wallis and Futuna, that number is 8.8%.

make 77.6% less money


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

Life

have 10.8% less children


In French Polynesia, there are approximately 14.8 babies per 1,000 people. In Wallis and Futuna, there are 13.2 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 67.7% less likely to have internet access


In French Polynesia, approximately 68.4% of the population has internet access. In Wallis and Futuna, about 22.1% do.

Geography

see 94.9% less coastline


French Polynesia has a total of 2,525 km of coastline. In Wallis and Futuna, that number is 129 km.

Wallis and Futuna: At a glance

Wallis and Futuna is a sovereign country in Australia-Oceania, with a total land area of approximately 142 sq km. The Futuna island group was discovered by the Dutch in 1616 and Wallis by the British in 1767, but it was the French who declared a protectorate over the islands in 1842, and took official control of them between 1886 and 1888. Notably, Wallis and Futuna was the only French colony to side with the Vichy regime during World War II, a phase that ended in May of 1942 with the arrival of 2,000 American troops. In 1959, the inhabitants of the islands voted to become a French overseas territory and officially assumed this status in July 1961.

How big is Wallis and Futuna 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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