Quality of life comparison
If you lived in France instead of China, you would:
live 6.1 years longer
In China, the average life expectancy is 76 years (74 years for men, 78 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 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 2.4 times more money
China has a GDP per capita of $18,200 as of 2018, while in France, the GDP per capita is $44,100 as of 2017.
be 2.4 times more likely to be unemployed
In China, 3.9% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In France, that number is 9.4% as of 2017.
be 4.3 times more likely to live below the poverty line
In China, 3.3% live below the poverty line as of 2016. In France, however, that number is 14.2% as of 2015.
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 71.9% less likely to die during infancy
In China, approximately 11.4 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.
be 51.1% more likely to have internet access
In China, approximately 54.3% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In France, about 82.0% do as of 2018.
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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