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

Health

live 4.1 years less

In Spain, the average life expectancy is 83 years (80 years for men, 85 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.

Economy

make 53.0% less money

Spain has a GDP per capita of $36,200 as of 2020, while in French Polynesia, the GDP per capita is $17,000 as of 2015.

be 54.3% more likely to be unemployed

In Spain, 14.1% of adults are unemployed as of 2019. In French Polynesia, that number is 21.8% as of 2012.

Life

have 88.9% more children

In Spain, there are approximately 7.1 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022. In French Polynesia, there are 13.5 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022.

be 78.1% more likely to die during infancy

In Spain, approximately 2.5 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.

Basic Needs

be 21.5% less likely to have internet access

In Spain, approximately 93.0% of the population has internet access as of 2020. In French Polynesia, about 73.0% do as of 2019.

Geography

see 49.1% less coastline

Spain has a total of 4,964 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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