Quality of life comparison
If you lived in French Polynesia instead of Malawi, you would:
live 14.7 years longer
In Malawi, the average life expectancy is 63 years (61 years for men, 65 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 14.2 times more money
Malawi has a GDP per capita of $1,200 as of 2017, while in French Polynesia, the GDP per capita is $17,000 as of 2015.
be 61.1% less likely to live below the poverty line
In Malawi, 50.7% live below the poverty line as of 2010. In French Polynesia, however, that number is 19.7% as of 2009.
be 88.6% less likely to die during infancy
In Malawi, approximately 39.5 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 65.1% fewer children
In Malawi, there are approximately 40.1 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In French Polynesia, there are 14.0 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.
be 9.1 times more likely to have access to electricity
In Malawi, approximately 11% of the population has electricity access as of 2017. In French Polynesia, 100% of the population do as of 2016.
be 5.3 times more likely to have internet access
In Malawi, approximately 13.8% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In French Polynesia, about 72.7% do as of 2018.
be 12.7% more likely to have access to improved drinking water
In Malawi, approximately 89% of people have improved drinking water access as of 2017. In French Polynesia, 100% of people do as of 2017.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.
French Polynesia: At a glance
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