If you lived in French Polynesia instead of Solomon Islands, you would:

Health

live 1.7 years longer

In Solomon Islands, the average life expectancy is 76 years (74 years for men, 79 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 7.7 times more money

Solomon Islands has a GDP per capita of $2,200 as of 2017, while in French Polynesia, the GDP per capita is $17,000 as of 2015.

Life

be 66.4% less likely to die during infancy

In Solomon Islands, approximately 13.4 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.

have 40.7% fewer children

In Solomon Islands, there are approximately 23.6 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In French Polynesia, there are 14.0 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 2.1 times more likely to have access to electricity

In Solomon Islands, approximately 48% of the population has electricity access as of 2016. In French Polynesia, 100% of the population do as of 2016.

be 6.1 times more likely to have internet access

In Solomon Islands, approximately 11.9% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In French Polynesia, about 72.7% do as of 2018.

be 35.9% more likely to have access to improved drinking water

In Solomon Islands, approximately 74% of people have improved drinking water access as of 2017. In French Polynesia, 100% of people do as of 2017.

Geography

see 52.5% less coastline

Solomon Islands has a total of 5,313 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

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.
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