Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 8.4 years longer


In Belarus, the average life expectancy is 74 years (68 years for men, 80 years for women) as of 2020. In France, that number is 82 years (79 years for men, 85 years for women) as of 2020.

be 11.8% less likely to be obese


In Belarus, 24.5% of adults are obese as of 2016. In France, that number is 21.6% of people as of 2016.

Economy

make 2.3 times more money


Belarus has a GDP per capita of $18,900 as of 2017, while in France, the GDP per capita is $44,100 as of 2017.

be 11.7 times more likely to be unemployed


In Belarus, 0.8% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In France, that number is 9.4% as of 2017.

be 2.5 times more likely to live below the poverty line


In Belarus, 5.7% live below the poverty line as of 2016. In France, however, that number is 14.2% as of 2015.

pay a 3.9 times higher top tax rate


Belarus has a top tax rate of 13.0% as of 2017. In France, the top tax rate is 50.2% as of 2016.

Life

have 25.3% more children


In Belarus, 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 4.0 times more likely to die during childbirth


In Belarus, approximately 2.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In France, 8.0 women do as of 2017.

Expenditures

spend 12.5% more on education


Belarus spends 4.8% of its total GDP on education as of 2017. France spends 5.4% of total GDP on education as of 2016.

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 Belarus? 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, Ministry for Taxes and Levies of the Republic of Belarus.

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