Quality of life comparison
If you lived in French Polynesia instead of Palau, you would:
live 3.8 years longer
In Palau, the average life expectancy is 74 years (71 years for men, 78 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 15.6% more money
Palau has a GDP per capita of $14,700 as of 2017, while in French Polynesia, the GDP per capita is $17,000 as of 2015.
be 20.9% less likely to live below the poverty line
In Palau, 24.9% live below the poverty line as of 2006. In French Polynesia, however, that number is 19.7% as of 2009.
be 12.8 times more likely to be unemployed
In Palau, 1.7% of adults are unemployed as of 2015. In French Polynesia, that number is 21.8% as of 2012.
be 54.1% less likely to die during infancy
In Palau, approximately 9.8 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 23.9% more children
In Palau, there are approximately 11.3 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In French Polynesia, there are 14.0 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.
be 2.0 times more likely to have internet access
In Palau, approximately 36.0% of the population has internet access as of 2016. In French Polynesia, about 72.7% do as of 2018.
see 66.2% more coastline
Palau has a total of 1,519 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 Palau? See an in-depth size comparison.