Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in French Polynesia instead of New Caledonia, you would:

Economy

make 45.3% less money


New Caledonia has a GDP per capita of $31,100 as of 2015, while in French Polynesia, the GDP per capita is $17,000 as of 2015.

be 48.3% more likely to be unemployed


In New Caledonia, 14.7% of adults are unemployed as of 2014. In French Polynesia, that number is 21.8% as of 2012.

be 15.9% more likely to be live below the poverty line


In New Caledonia, 17.0% live below the poverty line as of 2008. In French Polynesia, however, that number is 19.7% as of 2009.

Life

be 10.0% less likely to die during infancy


In New Caledonia, 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.

Geography

see 12.0% more coastline


New Caledonia has a total of 2,254 km of coastline. In French Polynesia, that number is 2,525 km.

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 New Caledonia? 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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