Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in French Polynesia instead of Sri Lanka, you would:

Economy

make 31.8% more money


Sri Lanka has a GDP per capita of $12,900 as of 2017, while in French Polynesia, the GDP per capita is $17,000 as of 2015.

be 5.0 times more likely to be unemployed


In Sri Lanka, 4.4% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In French Polynesia, that number is 21.8% as of 2012.

be 2.9 times more likely to live below the poverty line


In Sri Lanka, 6.7% live below the poverty line as of 2012. In French Polynesia, however, that number is 19.7% as of 2009.

Life

be 42.3% less likely to die during infancy


In Sri Lanka, approximately 7.8 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.

Basic Needs

be 2.1 times more likely to have internet access


In Sri Lanka, approximately 34.1% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In French Polynesia, about 72.7% do as of 2018.

Geography

see 88.4% more coastline


Sri Lanka has a total of 1,340 km of coastline. In French Polynesia, that number is 2,525 km.

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.

How big is French Polynesia compared to Sri Lanka? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.

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