Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Fiji instead of Poland, you would:

Health

live 4.6 years less


In Poland, the average life expectancy is 78 years (74 years for men, 82 years for women) as of 2020. In Fiji, that number is 74 years (71 years for men, 77 years for women) as of 2020.

be 30.7% more likely to be obese


In Poland, 23.1% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Fiji, that number is 30.2% of people as of 2016.

Economy

pay a 37.5% lower top tax rate


Poland has a top tax rate of 32.0% as of 2016. In Fiji, the top tax rate is 20.0% as of 2016.

make 66.9% less money


Poland has a GDP per capita of $29,600 as of 2017, while in Fiji, the GDP per capita is $9,800 as of 2017.

be 76.1% more likely to be live below the poverty line


In Poland, 17.6% live below the poverty line as of 2015. In Fiji, however, that number is 31.0% as of 2009.

Life

have 95.5% more children


In Poland, there are approximately 8.9 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Fiji, there are 17.4 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

be 17.0 times more likely to die during childbirth


In Poland, approximately 2.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Fiji, 34.0 women do as of 2017.

be 2.0 times more likely to die during infancy


In Poland, approximately 4.3 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Fiji, on the other hand, 8.8 children do as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 35.6% less likely to have internet access


In Poland, approximately 77.5% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Fiji, about 50.0% do as of 2018.

Expenditures

spend 15.2% less on education


Poland spends 4.6% of its total GDP on education as of 2016. Fiji spends 3.9% of total GDP on education as of 2013.

Geography

see 2.6 times more coastline


Poland has a total of 440 km of coastline. In Fiji, that number is 1,129 km.

Fiji: At a glance

Fiji is a sovereign country in Australia-Oceania, with a total land area of approximately 18,274 sq km. Fiji became independent in 1970 after nearly a century as a British colony. Democratic rule was interrupted by two military coups in 1987 caused by concern over a government perceived as dominated by the Indian community (descendants of contract laborers brought to the islands by the British in the 19th century). The coups and a 1990 constitution that cemented native Melanesian control of Fiji led to heavy Indian emigration; the population loss resulted in economic difficulties, but ensured that Melanesians became the majority. A new constitution enacted in 1997 was more equitable. Free and peaceful elections in 1999 resulted in a government led by an Indo-Fijian, but a civilian-led coup in May 2000 ushered in a prolonged period of political turmoil. Parliamentary elections held in August 2001 provided Fiji with a democratically elected government led by Prime Minister Laisenia QARASE. Re-elected in May 2006, QARASE was ousted in a December 2006 military coup led by Commodore Voreqe BAINIMARAMA, who initially appointed himself acting president but in January 2007 became interim prime minister. Since taking power BAINIMARAMA has neutralized his opponents, crippled Fiji's democratic institutions, and initially refused to hold elections. In 2012, he promised to hold elections in 2014.

How big is Fiji compared to Poland? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Ministry of Finance, Poland, Fiji Revenue & Customs Authority.

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