If you lived in French Polynesia instead of Hong Kong, you would:

Health

live 5.3 years less

In Hong Kong, 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 73.6% less money

Hong Kong has a GDP per capita of $64,500 as of 2018, while in French Polynesia, the GDP per capita is $17,000 as of 2015.

be 7.0 times more likely to be unemployed

In Hong Kong, 3.1% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In French Polynesia, that number is 21.8% as of 2012.

Life

have 66.7% more children

In Hong Kong, there are approximately 8.4 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In French Polynesia, there are 14.0 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

be 66.7% more likely to die during infancy

In Hong Kong, approximately 2.7 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 18.7% less likely to have internet access

In Hong Kong, approximately 89.4% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In French Polynesia, about 72.7% do as of 2018.

Geography

see 3.4 times more coastline

Hong Kong has a total of 733 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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