Quality of Life Comparison

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

Health

live 3.4 years longer


In Samoa, the average life expectancy is 74 years (71 years for men, 77 years for women). In French Polynesia, that number is 77 years (75 years for men, 80 years for women).

Economy

make 3.0 times more money


Samoa has a GDP per capita of $5,700, while in French Polynesia, the GDP per capita is $17,000.

Life

be 75.3% less likely to die during infancy


In Samoa, approximately 18.6 children die before they reach the age of one. In French Polynesia, on the other hand, 4.6 children do.

have 27.5% less children


In Samoa, there are approximately 20.4 babies per 1,000 people. In French Polynesia, there are 14.8 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 2.3 times more likely to have internet access


In Samoa, approximately 29.4% of the population has internet access. In French Polynesia, about 68.4% do.

be 37.2% less likely to have access to electricity


In Samoa, 94% of people have electricity access (100% in urban areas, and 93% in rural areas). In French Polynesia, that number is 59% of people on average (72% in urban areas, and 45% in rural areas).

Geography

see 6.3 times more coastline


Samoa has a total of 403 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 Samoa? 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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