Quality of life comparison
If you lived in French Polynesia instead of Niger, you would:
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.
French Polynesia: At a glance
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