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

Health

live 4.3 years less

In Jersey, the average life expectancy is 82 years (80 years for men, 85 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 70.0% less money

Jersey has a GDP per capita of $56,600 as of 2016, while in French Polynesia, the GDP per capita is $17,000 as of 2015.

be 5.5 times more likely to be unemployed

In Jersey, 4.0% of adults are unemployed as of 2015. In French Polynesia, that number is 21.8% as of 2012.

Life

have 10.2% more children

In Jersey, there are approximately 12.7 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In French Polynesia, there are 14.0 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

be 25.0% more likely to die during infancy

In Jersey, 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.

Basic Needs

be 22.0% more likely to have internet access

In Jersey, approximately 59.6% of the population has internet access as of 2016. In French Polynesia, about 72.7% do as of 2018.

Geography

see 36.1 times more coastline

Jersey has a total of 70 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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