Quality of Life Comparison


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


live 13.7 years longer

In Burma, the average life expectancy is 68 years (67 years for men, 70 years for women). In France, that number is 82 years (79 years for men, 85 years for women).

be 3.7 times more likely to be obese

In Burma, 5.8% of adults are obese. In France, that number is 21.6% of people.


make 7.1 times more money

Burma has a GDP per capita of $6,200, while in France, the GDP per capita is $43,800.

be 44.5% less likely to be live below the poverty line

In Burma, 25.6% live below the poverty line. In France, however, that number is 14.2%.

be 2.4 times more likely to be unemployed

In Burma, 4.0% of adults are unemployed. In France, that number is 9.5%.


be 95.5% less likely to die during childbirth

In Burma, approximately 178.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In France, 8.0 women do.

be 91.1% less likely to die during infancy

In Burma, approximately 35.8 children die before they reach the age of one. In France, on the other hand, 3.2 children do.

have 32.6% fewer children

In Burma, there are approximately 18.1 babies per 1,000 people. In France, there are 12.2 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 92.3% more likely to have access to electricity

In Burma, 52% of the population has electricity access. In France, 100% of the population do.

be 3.4 times more likely to have internet access

In Burma, approximately 25.1% of the population has internet access. In France, about 85.6% do.

be 24.1% more likely to have access to improved drinking water

In Burma, approximately 81% of people have improved drinking water access (93% in urban areas, and 74% in rural areas). In France, that number is 100% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 100% in rural areas).


spend 6.9 times more on education

Burma spends 0.8% of its total GDP on education. France spends 5.5% of total GDP on education.

spend 5.0 times more on healthcare

Burma spends 2.3% of its total GDP on healthcare. In France, that number is 11.5% of GDP.


see 77.6% more coastline

Burma has a total of 1,930 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.

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The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.


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