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

Health

live 4.5 years longer

In Greenland, the average life expectancy is 73 years (71 years for men, 76 years for women) as of 2020. In French Polynesia, that number is 78 years (76 years for men, 80 years for women) as of 2020.

Economy

make 59.3% less money

Greenland has a GDP per capita of $41,800 as of 2015, while in French Polynesia, the GDP per capita is $17,000 as of 2015.

be 2.4 times more likely to be unemployed

In Greenland, 9.1% of adults are unemployed as of 2015. In French Polynesia, that number is 21.8% as of 2012.

be 21.6% more likely to live below the poverty line

In Greenland, 16.2% live below the poverty line as of 2015. In French Polynesia, however, that number is 19.7% as of 2009.

Life

be 45.8% less likely to die during infancy

In Greenland, approximately 8.3 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In French Polynesia, on the other hand, 4.5 children do as of 2020.

Geography

see 94.3% less coastline

Greenland has a total of 44,087 km of coastline. In French Polynesia, that number is 2,525 km.


The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.

French Polynesia: At a glance

French Polynesia is a sovereign country in Australia-Oceania, with a total land area of approximately 3,827 sq km. The French annexed various Polynesian island groups during the 19th century. In September 1995, France stirred up widespread protests by resuming nuclear testing on the Mururoa atoll after a three-year moratorium. The tests were halted in January 1996. In recent years, French Polynesia's autonomy has been considerably expanded.
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