Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 4.0 years longer


In Palau, the average life expectancy is 73 years (70 years for men, 77 years for women). In French Polynesia, that number is 77 years (75 years for men, 80 years for women).

Economy

be 12.8 times more likely to be unemployed


In Palau, 1.7% of adults are unemployed. In French Polynesia, that number is 21.8%.

Life

be 56.6% less likely to die during infancy


In Palau, approximately 10.6 children die before they reach the age of one. In French Polynesia, on the other hand, 4.6 children do.

have 31.0% more children


In Palau, there are approximately 11.3 babies per 1,000 people. In French Polynesia, there are 14.8 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 90.0% more likely to have internet access


In Palau, approximately 36.0% of the population has internet access. In French Polynesia, about 68.4% do.

Geography

see 66.2% more coastline


Palau has a total of 1,519 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 Palau? 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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