Quality of life comparison
If you lived in French Polynesia instead of South Africa, you would:
live 13.1 years longer
In South Africa, the average life expectancy is 65 years (63 years for men, 66 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.
make 25.0% more money
South Africa has a GDP per capita of $13,600 as of 2017, while in French Polynesia, the GDP per capita is $17,000 as of 2015.
be 20.7% less likely to be unemployed
In South Africa, 27.5% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In French Polynesia, that number is 21.8% as of 2012.
be 18.7% more likely to live below the poverty line
In South Africa, 16.6% live below the poverty line as of 2016. In French Polynesia, however, that number is 19.7% as of 2009.
be 83.8% less likely to die during infancy
In South Africa, approximately 27.8 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 27.1% fewer children
In South Africa, there are approximately 19.2 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In French Polynesia, there are 14.0 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.
be 18.8% more likely to have access to electricity
In South Africa, approximately 84% of the population has electricity access as of 2017. In French Polynesia, 100% of the population do as of 2016.
be 29.4% more likely to have internet access
In South Africa, approximately 56.2% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In French Polynesia, about 72.7% do as of 2018.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.
French Polynesia: At a glance
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