Quality of Life Comparison


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


make 73.5% more money

Paraguay has a GDP per capita of $9,800, while in French Polynesia, the GDP per capita is $17,000.

be 11.3% less likely to be live below the poverty line

In Paraguay, 22.2% live below the poverty line. In French Polynesia, however, that number is 19.7%.

be 3.4 times more likely to be unemployed

In Paraguay, 6.5% of adults are unemployed. In French Polynesia, that number is 21.8%.


be 75.4% less likely to die during infancy

In Paraguay, approximately 18.7 children die before they reach the age of one. In French Polynesia, on the other hand, 4.6 children do.

have 10.8% fewer children

In Paraguay, there are approximately 16.6 babies per 1,000 people. In French Polynesia, there are 14.8 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 33.3% more likely to have internet access

In Paraguay, approximately 51.3% of the population has internet access. In French Polynesia, about 68.4% do.

be 39.8% less likely to have access to electricity

In Paraguay, 98% of people have electricity access (99% in urban areas, and 96% in rural areas). In French Polynesia, that number is 59% of people on average (72% in urban areas, and 45% in rural areas).

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 Paraguay? 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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