If you lived in France instead of Central African Republic, you would:

Health

be 91.7% less likely to be living with HIV/AIDS

In Central African Republic, 3.6% of people are living with AIDS/HIV as of 2018. In France, that number is 0.3% of people as of 2018.

live 28.0 years longer

In Central African Republic, the average life expectancy is 54 years (53 years for men, 56 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 2.9 times more likely to be obese

In Central African Republic, 7.5% of adults are obese as of 2016. In France, that number is 21.6% of people as of 2016.

Economy

make 63.0 times more money

Central African Republic has a GDP per capita of $700 as of 2017, while in France, the GDP per capita is $44,100 as of 2017.

be 77.1% less likely to live below the poverty line

In Central African Republic, 62.0% live below the poverty line as of 2008. In France, however, that number is 14.2% as of 2015.

be 36.2% more likely to be unemployed

In Central African Republic, 6.9% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In France, that number is 9.4% as of 2017.

Life

be 99.0% less likely to die during childbirth

In Central African Republic, approximately 829.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In France, 8.0 women do as of 2017.

be 96.0% less likely to die during infancy

In Central African Republic, approximately 80.6 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 64.2% fewer children

In Central African Republic, there are approximately 33.2 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In France, there are 11.9 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 7.1 times more likely to have access to electricity

In Central African Republic, approximately 14% of the population has electricity access as of 2017. In France, 100% of the population do as of 2016.

be 18.9 times more likely to have internet access

In Central African Republic, approximately 4.3% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In France, about 82.0% do as of 2018.

be 46.0% more likely to have access to improved drinking water

In Central African Republic, approximately 68% of people have improved drinking water access (90% in urban areas, and 54% in rural areas) as of 2015. In France, that number is 100% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 100% in rural areas) as of 2017.

Expenditures

spend 4.5 times more on education

Central African Republic spends 1.2% of its total GDP on education as of 2011. France spends 5.4% of total GDP on education as of 2016.


The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.

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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