Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 25.5% less likely to be obese


In Australia, 29.0% of adults are obese. In France, that number is 21.6% of people.

Economy

make 12.9% less money


Australia has a GDP per capita of $50,300, while in France, the GDP per capita is $43,800.

be 69.6% more likely to be unemployed


In Australia, 5.6% of adults are unemployed. In France, that number is 9.5%.

spend 11.6% more on taxes


Australia has a top tax rate of 45.0%. In France, the top tax rate is 50.2%.

Life

be 25.6% less likely to die during infancy


In Australia, approximately 4.3 children die before they reach the age of one. In France, on the other hand, 3.2 children do.

be 33.3% more likely to die during childbirth


In Australia, approximately 6.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In France, 8.0 women do.

Expenditures

spend 22.3% more on healthcare


Australia spends 9.4% of its total GDP on healthcare. In France, that number is 11.5% of GDP.

Geography

see 86.7% less coastline


Australia has a total of 25,760 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 Australia? See an in-depth size comparison.


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

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