Quality of life comparison
If you lived in France instead of Canada, you would:
be 26.5% less likely to be obese
In Canada, 29.4% of adults are obese as of 2016. In France, that number is 21.6% of people as of 2016.
live 1.2 years less
In Canada, the average life expectancy is 83 years (81 years for men, 86 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 49.2% more likely to be unemployed
In Canada, 6.3% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In France, that number is 9.4% as of 2017.
be 51.1% more likely to live below the poverty line
In Canada, 9.4% live below the poverty line as of 2008. In France, however, that number is 14.2% as of 2015.
pay a 52.1% higher top tax rate
Canada has a top tax rate of 33.0% as of 2016. In France, the top tax rate is 50.2% as of 2016.
be 20.0% less likely to die during childbirth
In Canada, approximately 10.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In France, 8.0 women do as of 2017.
be 25.6% less likely to die during infancy
In Canada, approximately 4.3 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In France, on the other hand, 3.2 children do as of 2020.
have 16.7% more children
In Canada, there are approximately 10.2 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In France, there are 11.9 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.
see 97.6% less coastline
Canada has a total of 202,080 km of coastline. In France, that number is 4,853 km.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Direction Générale des Finances Publiques, Canada Revenue Agency.
France: At a glance
How big is France compared to Canada? See an in-depth size comparison.