Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in France instead of Antigua and Barbuda, you would:

Health

live 5.2 years longer


In Antigua and Barbuda, the average life expectancy is 77 years (75 years for men, 79 years for women). In France, that number is 82 years (79 years for men, 85 years for women).

be 14.3% more likely to be obese


In Antigua and Barbuda, 18.9% of adults are obese. In France, that number is 21.6% of people.

Economy

make 66.5% more money


Antigua and Barbuda has a GDP per capita of $26,300, while in France, the GDP per capita is $43,800.

be 13.6% less likely to be unemployed


In Antigua and Barbuda, 11.0% of adults are unemployed. In France, that number is 9.5%.

Life

be 73.6% less likely to die during infancy


In Antigua and Barbuda, approximately 12.1 children die before they reach the age of one. In France, on the other hand, 3.2 children do.

have 22.3% fewer children


In Antigua and Barbuda, there are approximately 15.7 babies per 1,000 people. In France, there are 12.2 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 31.3% more likely to have internet access


In Antigua and Barbuda, approximately 65.2% of the population has internet access. In France, about 85.6% do.

Expenditures

spend 2.2 times more on education


Antigua and Barbuda spends 2.5% of its total GDP on education. France spends 5.5% of total GDP on education.

spend 2.1 times more on healthcare


Antigua and Barbuda spends 5.5% of its total GDP on healthcare. In France, that number is 11.5% of GDP.

Geography

see 22.4 times more coastline


Antigua and Barbuda has a total of 153 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 Antigua and Barbuda? 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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