Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in French Polynesia instead of Wallis and Futuna, you would:

Health

live 2.4 years less


In Wallis and Futuna, the average life expectancy is 80 years (77 years for men, 83 years for women). In French Polynesia, that number is 77 years (75 years for men, 80 years for women).

Economy

make 4.5 times more money


Wallis and Futuna has a GDP per capita of $3,800, while in French Polynesia, the GDP per capita is $17,000.

be 2.5 times more likely to be unemployed


In Wallis and Futuna, 8.8% of adults are unemployed. In French Polynesia, that number is 21.8%.

Life

have 12.1% more children


In Wallis and Futuna, there are approximately 13.2 babies per 1,000 people. In French Polynesia, there are 14.8 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 3.1 times more likely to have internet access


In Wallis and Futuna, approximately 22.1% of the population has internet access. In French Polynesia, about 68.4% do.

Geography

see 19.6 times more coastline


Wallis and Futuna has a total of 129 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 Wallis and Futuna? 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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