Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in French Polynesia instead of Northern Mariana Islands, you would:

Health

live 2.0 years longer


In Northern Mariana Islands, the average life expectancy is 75 years (73 years for men, 78 years for women). In French Polynesia, that number is 77 years (75 years for men, 80 years for women).

Economy

make 30.6% less money


Northern Mariana Islands has a GDP per capita of $24,500, while in French Polynesia, the GDP per capita is $17,000.

be 94.6% more likely to be unemployed


In Northern Mariana Islands, 11.2% of adults are unemployed. In French Polynesia, that number is 21.8%.

Life

be 63.8% less likely to die during infancy


In Northern Mariana Islands, approximately 12.7 children die before they reach the age of one. In French Polynesia, on the other hand, 4.6 children do.

Basic Needs

be 2.2 times more likely to have internet access


In Northern Mariana Islands, approximately 30.6% of the population has internet access. In French Polynesia, about 68.4% do.

Geography

see 70.4% more coastline


Northern Mariana Islands has a total of 1,482 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 Northern Mariana Islands? 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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