Quality of life comparison
If you lived in French Polynesia instead of Kenya, you would:
live 8.9 years longer
In Kenya, the average life expectancy is 69 years (67 years for men, 71 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 4.9 times more money
Kenya has a GDP per capita of $3,500 as of 2017, while in French Polynesia, the GDP per capita is $17,000 as of 2015.
be 45.5% less likely to be unemployed
In Kenya, 40.0% of adults are unemployed as of 2013. In French Polynesia, that number is 21.8% as of 2012.
be 45.4% less likely to live below the poverty line
In Kenya, 36.1% live below the poverty line as of 2016. In French Polynesia, however, that number is 19.7% as of 2009.
be 84.9% less likely to die during infancy
In Kenya, approximately 29.8 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.
have 48.5% fewer children
In Kenya, there are approximately 27.2 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In French Polynesia, there are 14.0 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.
be 78.6% more likely to have access to electricity
In Kenya, approximately 56% of the population has electricity access as of 2017. In French Polynesia, 100% of the population do as of 2016.
be 4.1 times more likely to have internet access
In Kenya, approximately 17.8% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In French Polynesia, about 72.7% do as of 2018.
be 47.1% more likely to have access to improved drinking water
In Kenya, approximately 68% of people have improved drinking water access as of 2017. In French Polynesia, 100% of people do as of 2017.
see 4.7 times more coastline
Kenya has a total of 536 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
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