Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Economy

make 11.8% less money


Austria has a GDP per capita of $50,000 as of 2017, while in France, the GDP per capita is $44,100 as of 2017.

be 70.9% more likely to be unemployed


In Austria, 5.5% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In France, that number is 9.4% as of 2017.

be 4.7 times more likely to live below the poverty line


In Austria, 3.0% live below the poverty line as of 2017. In France, however, that number is 14.2% as of 2015.

Life

have 25.3% more children


In Austria, there are approximately 9.5 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In France, there are 11.9 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

be 60.0% more likely to die during childbirth


In Austria, approximately 5.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In France, 8.0 women do as of 2017.

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 Austria? 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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