Quality of life comparison
If you lived in French Polynesia instead of Western Sahara, you would:
live 13.9 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, 81 years for women) as of 2022.
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.
be 90.8% less likely to die during infancy
In Western Sahara, approximately 47.9 children (per 1,000 live births) die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In French Polynesia, on the other hand, 4.4 children do as of 2022.
have 51.9% fewer children
In Western Sahara, there are approximately 28.0 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In French Polynesia, there are 13.5 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022.
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
How big is French Polynesia compared to Western Sahara? See an in-depth size comparison.