If you lived in French Polynesia instead of Western Sahara, you would:

Health

live 13.4 years longer

In Western Sahara, the average life expectancy is 64 years (62 years for men, 67 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 6.8 times more money

Western Sahara has a GDP per capita of $2,500 as of 2007, while in French Polynesia, the GDP per capita is $17,000 as of 2015.

Life

be 90.6% less likely to die during infancy

In Western Sahara, approximately 47.9 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.

have 50.0% fewer children

In Western Sahara, there are approximately 28.0 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In French Polynesia, there are 14.0 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

Geography

see 2.3 times more coastline

Western Sahara has a total of 1,110 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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