Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 4.9 years less


In Guernsey, the average life expectancy is 83 years (80 years for men, 86 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 67.6% less money


Guernsey has a GDP per capita of $52,500 as of 2014, while in French Polynesia, the GDP per capita is $17,000 as of 2015.

be 18.2 times more likely to be unemployed


In Guernsey, 1.2% of adults are unemployed as of 2016. In French Polynesia, that number is 21.8% as of 2012.

Life

have 42.9% more children


In Guernsey, there are approximately 9.8 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In French Polynesia, there are 14.0 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

be 36.4% more likely to die during infancy


In Guernsey, approximately 3.3 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.

Basic Needs

be 12.7% less likely to have internet access


In Guernsey, approximately 83.3% of the population has internet access as of 2016. In French Polynesia, about 72.7% do as of 2018.

Geography

see 50.5 times more coastline


Guernsey has a total of 50 km of coastline. In French Polynesia, that number is 2,525 km.

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.

How big is French Polynesia compared to Guernsey? 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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