Quality of life comparison
If you lived in French Polynesia instead of Maldives, you would:
live 1.5 years longer
In Maldives, the average life expectancy is 77 years (75 years for men, 79 years for women) as of 2022. In French Polynesia, that number is 78 years (76 years for men, 81 years for women) as of 2022.
make 30.8% more money
Maldives has a GDP per capita of $13,000 as of 2020, while in French Polynesia, the GDP per capita is $17,000 as of 2015.
be 7.5 times more likely to be unemployed
In Maldives, 2.9% 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 Maldives, 8.2% live below the poverty line as of 2016. In French Polynesia, however, that number is 19.7% as of 2009.
be 82.9% less likely to die during infancy
In Maldives, approximately 25.7 children (per 1,000 live births) die before they reach the age of one as of 2022. In French Polynesia, on the other hand, 4.4 children do as of 2022.
have 13.3% fewer children
In Maldives, there are approximately 15.5 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022. In French Polynesia, there are 13.5 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022.
be 15.9% more likely to have internet access
In Maldives, approximately 63.0% of the population has internet access as of 2020. In French Polynesia, about 73.0% do as of 2019.
see 3.9 times more coastline
Maldives has a total of 644 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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