Quality of life comparison
If you lived in China instead of France, you would:
be 71.3% less likely to be obese
In France, 21.6% of adults are obese as of 2016. In China, that number is 6.2% of people as of 2016.
live 6.1 years less
In France, the average life expectancy is 82 years (79 years for men, 85 years for women) as of 2020. In China, that number is 76 years (74 years for men, 78 years for women) as of 2020.
be 58.5% less likely to be unemployed
In France, 9.4% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In China, that number is 3.9% as of 2017.
be 76.8% less likely to live below the poverty line
In France, 14.2% live below the poverty line as of 2015. In China, however, that number is 3.3% as of 2016.
pay a 10.4% lower top tax rate
France has a top tax rate of 50.2% as of 2016. In China, the top tax rate is 45.0% as of 2016.
make 58.7% less money
France has a GDP per capita of $44,100 as of 2017, while in China, the GDP per capita is $18,200 as of 2018.
be 3.6 times more likely to die during childbirth
In France, approximately 8.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In China, 29.0 women do as of 2017.
be 3.6 times more likely to die during infancy
In France, approximately 3.2 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In China, on the other hand, 11.4 children do as of 2020.
be 33.8% less likely to have internet access
In France, approximately 82.0% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In China, about 54.3% do as of 2018.
see 3.0 times more coastline
France has a total of 4,853 km of coastline. In China, that number is 14,500 km.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Direction Générale des Finances Publiques, State Administration of Taxation.
China: At a glance
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