Quality of Life Comparison

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If you lived in French Polynesia instead of Saudi Arabia, you would:

Health

live 1.9 years longer


In Saudi Arabia, the average life expectancy is 76 years (73 years for men, 78 years for women). In French Polynesia, that number is 77 years (75 years for men, 80 years for women).

Economy

make 69.0% less money


Saudi Arabia has a GDP per capita of $54,800, while in French Polynesia, the GDP per capita is $17,000.

be 3.8 times more likely to be unemployed


In Saudi Arabia, 5.8% of adults are unemployed. In French Polynesia, that number is 21.8%.

Life

be 65.2% less likely to die during infancy


In Saudi Arabia, approximately 13.2 children die before they reach the age of one. In French Polynesia, on the other hand, 4.6 children do.

have 19.1% fewer children


In Saudi Arabia, there are approximately 18.3 babies per 1,000 people. In French Polynesia, there are 14.8 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 39.8% less likely to have access to electricity


In Saudi Arabia, 98% of people have electricity access (99% 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).

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 Saudi Arabia? 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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