Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in France instead of Congo, Democratic Republic Of, you would:

Health

live 24.2 years longer


In Congo, Democratic Republic Of, the average life expectancy is 58 years (56 years for men, 59 years for women). In France, that number is 82 years (79 years for men, 85 years for women).

be 3.2 times more likely to be obese


In Congo, Democratic Republic Of, 6.7% of adults are obese. In France, that number is 21.6% of people.

Economy

make 54.8 times more money


Congo, Democratic Republic Of has a GDP per capita of $800, while in France, the GDP per capita is $43,800.

be 77.5% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Congo, Democratic Republic Of, 63.0% live below the poverty line. In France, however, that number is 14.2%.

Life

be 98.8% less likely to die during childbirth


In Congo, Democratic Republic Of, approximately 693.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In France, 8.0 women do.

be 95.3% less likely to die during infancy


In Congo, Democratic Republic Of, approximately 68.2 children die before they reach the age of one. In France, on the other hand, 3.2 children do.

have 63.6% less children


In Congo, Democratic Republic Of, there are approximately 33.5 babies per 1,000 people. In France, there are 12.2 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 11.1 times more likely to have access to electricity


In Congo, Democratic Republic Of, 9% of the population has electricity access. In France, 100% of the population do.

be 22.5 times more likely to have internet access


In Congo, Democratic Republic Of, approximately 3.8% of the population has internet access. In France, about 85.6% do.

be 90.8% more likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Congo, Democratic Republic Of, approximately 52% of people have improved drinking water access (81% in urban areas, and 31% in rural areas). In France, that number is 100% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 100% in rural areas).

Expenditures

spend 2.4 times more on education


Congo, Democratic Republic Of spends 2.3% of its total GDP on education. France spends 5.5% of total GDP on education.

spend 2.7 times more on healthcare


Congo, Democratic Republic Of spends 4.3% of its total GDP on healthcare. In France, that number is 11.5% of GDP.

Geography

see 92.6 times more coastline


Congo, Democratic Republic Of has a total of 37 km of coastline. In France, that number is 3,427 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 Congo, Democratic Republic Of? 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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