Quality of life comparison
If you lived in France instead of China, you would:
live 6.5 years longer
In China, the average life expectancy is 76 years (74 years for men, 81 years for women) as of 2020. In France, that number is 83 years (80 years for men, 86 years for women) as of 2022.
be 3.5 times more likely to be obese
In China, 6.2% of adults are obese as of 2016. In France, that number is 21.6% of people as of 2016.
make 2.6 times more money
China has a GDP per capita of $16,400 as of 2020, while in France, the GDP per capita is $42,000 as of 2020.
be 2.2 times more likely to be unemployed
In China, 3.6% of adults are unemployed as of 2019. In France, that number is 8.1% as of 2019.
be 22.7 times more likely to live below the poverty line
In China, 0.6% live below the poverty line as of 2019. In France, however, that number is 13.6% as of 2018.
pay a 11.6% higher top tax rate
China has a top tax rate of 45.0% as of 2016. In France, the top tax rate is 50.2% as of 2016.
be 72.4% less likely to die during childbirth
In China, approximately 29.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In France, 8.0 women do as of 2017.
be 53.4% less likely to die during infancy
In China, approximately 6.8 children (per 1,000 live births) die before they reach the age of one as of 2022. In France, on the other hand, 3.1 children do as of 2022.
have 17.4% more children
In China, there are approximately 9.9 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022. In France, there are 11.7 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022.
be 21.4% more likely to have internet access
In China, approximately 70.0% of the population has internet access as of 2020. In France, about 85.0% do as of 2020.
spend 54.3% more on education
China spends 3.5% of its total GDP on education as of 2018. France spends 5.4% of total GDP on education as of 2018.
spend 2.1 times more on healthcare
China spends 5.4% of its total GDP on healthcare as of 2019. In France, that number is 11.1% of GDP as of 2019.
see 66.5% less coastline
China has a total of 14,500 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, State Administration of Taxation.
France: At a glance
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