Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 18.6 years longer


In Niger, the average life expectancy is 59 years (58 years for men, 61 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.

Economy

make 14.2 times more money


Niger 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 56.6% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Niger, 45.4% live below the poverty line as of 2014. In French Polynesia, however, that number is 19.7% as of 2009.

be 72.7 times more likely to be unemployed


In Niger, 0.3% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In French Polynesia, that number is 21.8% as of 2012.

Life

be 93.4% less likely to die during infancy


In Niger, approximately 67.7 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 70.5% fewer children


In Niger, there are approximately 47.5 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In French Polynesia, there are 14.0 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 6.2 times more likely to have access to electricity


In Niger, approximately 16% of the population has electricity access as of 2017. In French Polynesia, 100% of the population do as of 2016.

be 13.8 times more likely to have internet access


In Niger, approximately 5.2% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In French Polynesia, about 72.7% do as of 2018.

be 53.4% more likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Niger, approximately 65% of people have improved drinking water access as of 2017. In French Polynesia, 100% of people do as of 2017.

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 Niger? 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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