Quality of life comparison
If you lived in French Polynesia instead of Nigeria, you would:
live 17.1 years longer
In Nigeria, the average life expectancy is 61 years (60 years for men, 63 years for women) as of 2022. In French Polynesia, that number is 78 years (76 years for men, 81 years for women) as of 2022.
make 3.5 times more money
Nigeria has a GDP per capita of $4,900 as of 2020, while in French Polynesia, the GDP per capita is $17,000 as of 2015.
be 50.9% less likely to live below the poverty line
In Nigeria, 40.1% live below the poverty line as of 2018. In French Polynesia, however, that number is 19.7% as of 2009.
be 32.1% more likely to be unemployed
In Nigeria, 16.5% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In French Polynesia, that number is 21.8% as of 2012.
be 92.2% less likely to die during infancy
In Nigeria, approximately 56.7 children (per 1,000 live births) die before they reach the age of one as of 2022. In French Polynesia, on the other hand, 4.4 children do as of 2022.
have 60.6% fewer children
In Nigeria, there are approximately 34.2 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022. In French Polynesia, there are 13.5 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022.
be 61.3% more likely to have access to electricity
In Nigeria, approximately 62% of the population has electricity access as of 2019. In French Polynesia, 100% of the population do as of 2020.
be 2.0 times more likely to have internet access
In Nigeria, approximately 36.0% of the population has internet access as of 2020. In French Polynesia, about 73.0% do as of 2019.
be 21.1% more likely to have access to improved drinking water
In Nigeria, approximately 83% of people have improved drinking water access as of 2020. In French Polynesia, 100% of people do as of 2020.
see 3.0 times more coastline
Nigeria has a total of 853 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
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