Quality of life comparison
If you lived in French Polynesia instead of Ireland, you would:
live 3.3 years less
In Ireland, the average life expectancy is 81 years (79 years for men, 84 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.
make 76.8% less money
Ireland has a GDP per capita of $73,200 as of 2017, while in French Polynesia, the GDP per capita is $17,000 as of 2015.
be 3.3 times more likely to be unemployed
In Ireland, 6.7% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In French Polynesia, that number is 21.8% as of 2012.
be 2.4 times more likely to live below the poverty line
In Ireland, 8.2% live below the poverty line as of 2013. In French Polynesia, however, that number is 19.7% as of 2009.
be 25.0% more likely to die during infancy
In Ireland, approximately 3.6 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.
be 14.0% less likely to have internet access
In Ireland, approximately 84.5% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In French Polynesia, about 72.7% do as of 2018.
see 74.4% more coastline
Ireland has a total of 1,448 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
How big is French Polynesia compared to Ireland? See an in-depth size comparison.