Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 61.5% less likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


In Chad, 1.3% of people are living with AIDS/HIV. In France, that number is 0.5% of people.

live 31.3 years longer


In Chad, the average life expectancy is 51 years (49 years for men, 52 years for women). In France, that number is 82 years (79 years for men, 85 years for women).

be 3.5 times more likely to be obese


In Chad, 6.1% of adults are obese. In France, that number is 21.6% of people.

Economy

make 19.0 times more money


Chad has a GDP per capita of $2,300, while in France, the GDP per capita is $43,800.

be 69.6% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Chad, 46.7% live below the poverty line. In France, however, that number is 14.2%.

spend 16.3% less on taxes


Chad has a top tax rate of 60.0%. In France, the top tax rate is 50.2%.

Life

be 99.1% less likely to die during childbirth


In Chad, approximately 856.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In France, 8.0 women do.

be 96.3% less likely to die during infancy


In Chad, approximately 85.4 children die before they reach the age of one. In France, on the other hand, 3.2 children do.

have 65.7% less children


In Chad, there are approximately 35.6 babies per 1,000 people. In France, there are 12.2 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 25.0 times more likely to have access to electricity


In Chad, 4% of the population has electricity access. In France, 100% of the population do.

be 17.1 times more likely to have internet access


In Chad, approximately 5.0% of the population has internet access. In France, about 85.6% do.

be 96.9% more likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Chad, approximately 51% of people have improved drinking water access (72% in urban areas, and 45% in rural areas). In France, that number is 100% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 100% in rural areas).

Expenditures

spend 89.7% more on education


Chad spends 2.9% of its total GDP on education. France spends 5.5% of total GDP on education.

spend 3.2 times more on healthcare


Chad spends 3.6% of its total GDP on healthcare. In France, that number is 11.5% of GDP.

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 Chad? 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, General Inspectorate of Finance.

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