Quality of life comparison
If you lived in French Polynesia instead of South Korea, you would:
live 4.5 years less
In South Korea, the average life expectancy is 83 years (80 years for men, 86 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 59.8% less money
South Korea has a GDP per capita of $42,300 as of 2020, while in French Polynesia, the GDP per capita is $17,000 as of 2015.
be 5.8 times more likely to be unemployed
In South Korea, 3.8% of adults are unemployed as of 2019. In French Polynesia, that number is 21.8% as of 2012.
be 36.8% more likely to live below the poverty line
In South Korea, 14.4% live below the poverty line as of 2016. In French Polynesia, however, that number is 19.7% as of 2009.
have 94.7% more children
In South Korea, there are approximately 6.9 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022. In French Polynesia, there are 13.5 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022.
be 53.3% more likely to die during infancy
In South Korea, approximately 2.9 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.
be 24.7% less likely to have internet access
In South Korea, approximately 97.0% of the population has internet access as of 2020. In French Polynesia, about 73.0% do as of 2019.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.
French Polynesia: At a glance
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