Quality of life comparison
If you lived in French Polynesia instead of Latvia, you would:
live 2.5 years longer
In Latvia, the average life expectancy is 75 years (71 years for men, 80 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.
be 22.7% less likely to live below the poverty line
In Latvia, 25.5% live below the poverty line as of 2015. In French Polynesia, however, that number is 19.7% as of 2009.
make 38.6% less money
Latvia has a GDP per capita of $27,700 as of 2017, while in French Polynesia, the GDP per capita is $17,000 as of 2015.
be 2.5 times more likely to be unemployed
In Latvia, 8.7% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In French Polynesia, that number is 21.8% as of 2012.
be 10.0% less likely to die during infancy
In Latvia, approximately 5.0 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 52.2% more children
In Latvia, there are approximately 9.2 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In French Polynesia, there are 14.0 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.
be 13.0% less likely to have internet access
In Latvia, approximately 83.6% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In French Polynesia, about 72.7% do as of 2018.
see 5.1 times more coastline
Latvia has a total of 498 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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