Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 3.0 years longer


In Cuba, the average life expectancy is 79 years (77 years for men, 82 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 12.2% less likely to be obese


In Cuba, 24.6% of adults are obese as of 2016. In France, that number is 21.6% of people as of 2016.

Economy

make 3.6 times more money


Cuba has a GDP per capita of $12,300 as of 2016, while in France, the GDP per capita is $44,100 as of 2017.

be 3.6 times more likely to be unemployed


In Cuba, 2.6% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In France, that number is 9.4% as of 2017.

Life

be 77.8% less likely to die during childbirth


In Cuba, approximately 36.0 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 Cuba, 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 14.4% more children


In Cuba, there are approximately 10.4 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 43.6% more likely to have internet access


In Cuba, approximately 57.1% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In France, about 82.0% do as of 2018.

Expenditures

spend 57.8% less on education


Cuba spends 12.8% of its total GDP on education as of 2010. France spends 5.4% of total GDP on education as of 2016.

Geography

see 29.9% more coastline


Cuba has a total of 3,735 km of coastline. In France, that number is 4,853 km.

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 Cuba? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.

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