Quality of Life Comparison


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


live 2.3 years longer

In Seychelles, the average life expectancy is 76 years (71 years for men, 80 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.


be 49.9% less likely to be live below the poverty line

In Seychelles, 39.3% live below the poverty line as of 2013. In French Polynesia, however, that number is 19.7% as of 2009.

make 42.0% less money

Seychelles has a GDP per capita of $29,300 as of 2017, while in French Polynesia, the GDP per capita is $17,000 as of 2015.

be 7.3 times more likely to be unemployed

In Seychelles, 3.0% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In French Polynesia, that number is 21.8% as of 2012.


be 51.6% less likely to die during infancy

In Seychelles, approximately 9.3 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 23.7% more likely to have internet access

In Seychelles, approximately 58.8% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In French Polynesia, about 72.7% do as of 2018.


see 5.1 times more coastline

Seychelles has a total of 491 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 Seychelles? 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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