Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in France instead of Albania, you would:

Health

live 3.4 years longer


In Albania, the average life expectancy is 78 years (76 years for men, 81 years for women). In France, that number is 82 years (79 years for men, 85 years for women).

Economy

make 3.5 times more money


Albania has a GDP per capita of $12,500, while in France, the GDP per capita is $43,800.

be 32.1% less likely to be unemployed


In Albania, 14.0% of adults are unemployed. In France, that number is 9.5%.

spend 2.2 times more on taxes


Albania has a top tax rate of 23.0%. In France, the top tax rate is 50.2%.

Life

be 72.4% less likely to die during childbirth


In Albania, approximately 29.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In France, 8.0 women do.

be 73.1% less likely to die during infancy


In Albania, approximately 11.9 children die before they reach the age of one. In France, on the other hand, 3.2 children do.

Basic Needs

be 28.9% more likely to have internet access


In Albania, approximately 66.4% of the population has internet access. In France, about 85.6% do.

be 19.6% more likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Albania, approximately 84% of people have improved drinking water access (84% in urban areas, and 82% in rural areas). In France, that number is 100% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 100% in rural areas).

Expenditures

spend 57.1% more on education


Albania spends 3.5% of its total GDP on education. France spends 5.5% of total GDP on education.

spend 40.2% more on healthcare


Albania spends 8.2% of its total GDP on healthcare. In France, that number is 11.5% of GDP.

Geography

see 9.5 times more coastline


Albania has a total of 362 km of coastline. In France, that number is 3,427 km.

France: At a glance

France is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 549,970 sq km. France today is one of the most modern countries in the world and is a leader among European nations. It plays an influential global role as a permanent member of the United Nations Security Council, NATO, the G-8, the G-20, the EU and other multilateral organizations. France rejoined NATO's integrated military command structure in 2009, reversing DE GAULLE's 1966 decision to take French forces out of NATO. Since 1958, it has constructed a hybrid presidential-parliamentary governing system resistant to the instabilities experienced in earlier, more purely parliamentary administrations. In recent decades, its reconciliation and cooperation with Germany have proved central to the economic integration of Europe, including the introduction of a common currency, the euro, in January 1999. In the early 21st century, five French overseas entities - French Guiana, Guadeloupe, Martinique, Mayotte, and Reunion - became French regions and were made part of France proper.

How big is France compared to Albania? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Direction Générale des Finances Publiques, Albanian Taxation Office.

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