Quality of life comparison
If you lived in French Polynesia instead of Senegal, you would:
live 8.5 years longer
In Senegal, the average life expectancy is 70 years (68 years for men, 72 years for women) as of 2022. In French Polynesia, that number is 78 years (76 years for men, 81 years for women) as of 2022.
make 5.2 times more money
Senegal has a GDP per capita of $3,300 as of 2020, while in French Polynesia, the GDP per capita is $17,000 as of 2015.
be 54.6% less likely to be unemployed
In Senegal, 48.0% of adults are unemployed as of 2007. In French Polynesia, that number is 21.8% as of 2012.
be 57.8% less likely to live below the poverty line
In Senegal, 46.7% live below the poverty line as of 2011. In French Polynesia, however, that number is 19.7% as of 2009.
be 86.4% less likely to die during infancy
In Senegal, approximately 32.4 children (per 1,000 live births) die before they reach the age of one as of 2022. In French Polynesia, on the other hand, 4.4 children do as of 2022.
have 57.3% fewer children
In Senegal, there are approximately 31.5 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022. In French Polynesia, there are 13.5 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022.
be 40.8% more likely to have access to electricity
In Senegal, approximately 71% of the population has electricity access as of 2019. In French Polynesia, 100% of the population do as of 2020.
be 69.8% more likely to have internet access
In Senegal, approximately 43.0% of the population has internet access as of 2020. In French Polynesia, about 73.0% do as of 2019.
be 14.5% more likely to have access to improved drinking water
In Senegal, approximately 87% of people have improved drinking water access as of 2020. In French Polynesia, 100% of people do as of 2020.
see 4.8 times more coastline
Senegal has a total of 531 km of coastline. In French Polynesia, that number is 2,525 km.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.
French Polynesia: At a glance
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