Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 1.7 years longer


In Saudi Arabia, the average life expectancy is 76 years (75 years for men, 78 years for women) as of 2020. In French Polynesia, that number is 78 years (76 years for men, 80 years for women) as of 2020.

Economy

make 68.8% less money


Saudi Arabia has a GDP per capita of $54,500 as of 2017, while in French Polynesia, the GDP per capita is $17,000 as of 2015.

be 3.6 times more likely to be unemployed


In Saudi Arabia, 6.0% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In French Polynesia, that number is 21.8% as of 2012.

Life

be 60.2% less likely to die during infancy


In Saudi Arabia, approximately 11.3 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In French Polynesia, on the other hand, 4.5 children do as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 22.1% less likely to have internet access


In Saudi Arabia, approximately 93.3% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In French Polynesia, about 72.7% do as of 2018.

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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