Quality of life comparison
If you lived in French Polynesia instead of New Zealand, you would:
live 4.2 years less
In New Zealand, the average life expectancy is 82 years (80 years for men, 84 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 56.4% less money
New Zealand has a GDP per capita of $39,000 as of 2017, while in French Polynesia, the GDP per capita is $17,000 as of 2015.
be 4.6 times more likely to be unemployed
In New Zealand, 4.7% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In French Polynesia, that number is 21.8% as of 2012.
be 28.6% more likely to die during infancy
In New Zealand, approximately 3.5 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.
be 19.9% less likely to have internet access
In New Zealand, approximately 90.8% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In French Polynesia, about 72.7% do as of 2018.
see 83.3% less coastline
New Zealand has a total of 15,134 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
How big is French Polynesia compared to New Zealand? See an in-depth size comparison.