Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 18.5% more likely to be obese


In France, 21.6% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Andorra, that number is 25.6% of people as of 2016.

Economy

make 13.2% more money


France has a GDP per capita of $44,100 as of 2017, while in Andorra, the GDP per capita is $49,900 as of 2015.

be 60.6% less likely to be unemployed


In France, 9.4% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Andorra, that number is 3.7% as of 2016.

Life

have 41.2% fewer children


In France, there are approximately 11.9 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Andorra, there are 7.0 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 11.6% more likely to have internet access


In France, approximately 82.0% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Andorra, about 91.6% do as of 2018.

Expenditures

spend 40.7% less on education


France spends 5.4% of its total GDP on education as of 2016. Andorra spends 3.2% of total GDP on education as of 2017.

Andorra: At a glance

Andorra is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 468 sq km. The landlocked Principality of Andorra is one of the smallest states in Europe, nestled high in the Pyrenees between the French and Spanish borders. For 715 years, from 1278 to 1993, Andorrans lived under a unique co-principality, ruled by French and Spanish leaders (from 1607 onward, the French chief of state and the Bishop of Urgell). In 1993, this feudal system was modified with the introduction of a modern, constitution; the co-princes remained as titular heads of state, but the government transformed into a parliamentary democracy. Andorra has become a popular tourist destination visited by approximately ten million people each year drawn by the winter sports, summer climate, and duty-free shopping. Andorra has also become a wealthy international commercial center because of its mature banking sector and low taxes. As part of its effort to modernize its economy, Andorra has opened to foreign investment, and engaged in other reforms, such as advancing tax initiatives aimed at supporting a broader infrastructure. Although not a member of the European Union (EU), Andorra enjoys a special relationship with the EU and uses the euro as its national currency.

How big is Andorra compared to France? 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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