If you lived in French Polynesia instead of Turks and Caicos Islands, you would:

Health

live 2.4 years less

In Turks and Caicos Islands, the average life expectancy is 80 years (78 years for men, 83 years for women) as of 2020. In French Polynesia, that number is 78 years (76 years for men, 80 years for women) as of 2020.

Economy

make 41.6% less money

Turks and Caicos Islands has a GDP per capita of $29,100 as of 2007, while in French Polynesia, the GDP per capita is $17,000 as of 2015.

be 2.2 times more likely to be unemployed

In Turks and Caicos Islands, 10.0% of adults are unemployed as of 1997. In French Polynesia, that number is 21.8% as of 2012.

Life

be 51.6% less likely to die during infancy

In Turks and Caicos Islands, approximately 9.3 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.

Geography

see 6.5 times more coastline

Turks and Caicos Islands has a total of 389 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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