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 (64 years for men, 67 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 47.8% more money
South Africa has a GDP per capita of $11,500 as of 2020, while in French Polynesia, the GDP per capita is $17,000 as of 2015.
be 23.6% less likely to be unemployed
In South Africa, 28.5% of adults are unemployed as of 2019. 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 83.0% less likely to die during infancy
In South Africa, approximately 25.9 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 27.4% fewer children
In South Africa, there are approximately 18.6 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022. In French Polynesia, there are 13.5 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.
French Polynesia: At a glance
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