Quality of life comparison
If you lived in French Polynesia instead of Zambia, you would:
live 12.2 years longer
In Zambia, the average life expectancy is 66 years (65 years for men, 68 years for women) as of 2022. In French Polynesia, that number is 78 years (76 years for men, 81 years for women) as of 2022.
make 5.2 times more money
Zambia has a GDP per capita of $3,300 as of 2020, while in French Polynesia, the GDP per capita is $17,000 as of 2015.
be 63.8% less likely to live below the poverty line
In Zambia, 54.4% live below the poverty line as of 2015. In French Polynesia, however, that number is 19.7% as of 2009.
be 45.3% more likely to be unemployed
In Zambia, 15.0% of adults are unemployed as of 2008. In French Polynesia, that number is 21.8% as of 2012.
be 88.1% less likely to die during infancy
In Zambia, approximately 37.1 children (per 1,000 live births) die before they reach the age of one as of 2022. In French Polynesia, on the other hand, 4.4 children do as of 2022.
have 61.4% fewer children
In Zambia, there are approximately 34.9 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022. In French Polynesia, there are 13.5 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022.
be 2.7 times more likely to have access to electricity
In Zambia, approximately 37% of the population has electricity access as of 2019. In French Polynesia, 100% of the population do as of 2020.
be 3.6 times more likely to have internet access
In Zambia, approximately 20.0% of the population has internet access as of 2020. In French Polynesia, about 73.0% do as of 2019.
be 39.7% more likely to have access to improved drinking water
In Zambia, approximately 72% of people have improved drinking water access as of 2020. In French Polynesia, 100% of people do as of 2020.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.
French Polynesia: At a glance
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