Quality of life comparison
If you lived in French Polynesia instead of Tonga, you would:
live 0.9 years longer
In Tonga, the average life expectancy is 78 years (76 years for men, 79 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 2.7 times more money
Tonga has a GDP per capita of $6,400 as of 2019, while in French Polynesia, the GDP per capita is $17,000 as of 2015.
be 12.4% less likely to live below the poverty line
In Tonga, 22.5% live below the poverty line as of 2010. In French Polynesia, however, that number is 19.7% as of 2009.
be 19.8 times more likely to be unemployed
In Tonga, 1.1% of adults are unemployed as of 2011. In French Polynesia, that number is 21.8% as of 2012.
be 64.5% less likely to die during infancy
In Tonga, approximately 12.4 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 33.7% fewer children
In Tonga, there are approximately 20.3 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022. In French Polynesia, there are 13.5 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022.
be 78.0% more likely to have internet access
In Tonga, approximately 41.0% of the population has internet access as of 2019. In French Polynesia, about 73.0% do as of 2019.
see 6.0 times more coastline
Tonga has a total of 419 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
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