Quality of Life Comparison


If you lived in French Polynesia instead of United Arab Emirates, you would:


make 74.9% less money

United Arab Emirates has a GDP per capita of $67,700, while in French Polynesia, the GDP per capita is $17,000.

be 13.6 times more likely to be unemployed

In United Arab Emirates, 1.6% of adults are unemployed. In French Polynesia, that number is 21.8%.


be 54.0% less likely to die during infancy

In United Arab Emirates, approximately 10.0 children die before they reach the age of one. In French Polynesia, on the other hand, 4.6 children do.

Basic Needs

be 39.8% less likely to have access to electricity

In United Arab Emirates, 98% of people have electricity access (99% in urban areas, and 93% in rural areas). In French Polynesia, that number is 59% of people on average (72% in urban areas, and 45% in rural areas).

be 24.5% less likely to have internet access

In United Arab Emirates, approximately 90.6% of the population has internet access. In French Polynesia, about 68.4% do.


see 91.6% more coastline

United Arab Emirates has a total of 1,318 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 United Arab Emirates? 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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