Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 6.4 years longer


In Moldova, the average life expectancy is 71 years (67 years for men, 75 years for women). In French Polynesia, that number is 77 years (75 years for men, 80 years for women).

Economy

make 3.0 times more money


Moldova has a GDP per capita of $5,700, while in French Polynesia, the GDP per capita is $17,000.

be 5.3 times more likely to be unemployed


In Moldova, 4.1% of adults are unemployed. In French Polynesia, that number is 21.8%.

be 2.1 times more likely to live below the poverty line


In Moldova, 9.6% live below the poverty line. In French Polynesia, however, that number is 19.7%.

Life

be 61.7% less likely to die during infancy


In Moldova, approximately 12.0 children die before they reach the age of one. In French Polynesia, on the other hand, 4.6 children do.

have 28.7% more children


In Moldova, there are approximately 11.5 babies per 1,000 people. In French Polynesia, there are 14.8 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 13.1% more likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Moldova, approximately 88% of people have improved drinking water access (97% in urban areas, and 81% in rural areas). In French Polynesia, that number is 100% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 100% in rural areas).

be 41.0% less likely to have access to electricity


In Moldova, 100% of the population has electricity access. In French Polynesia, 59% of the population do.

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.

How big is French Polynesia compared to Moldova? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.

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