Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Colombia instead of France, you would:
live 7.7 years less
In France, the average life expectancy is 83 years (80 years for men, 86 years for women) as of 2022. In Colombia, that number is 75 years (71 years for men, 79 years for women) as of 2022.
pay a 34.3% lower top tax rate
France has a top tax rate of 50.2% as of 2016. In Colombia, the top tax rate is 33.0% as of 2016.
make 68.1% less money
France has a GDP per capita of $42,000 as of 2020, while in Colombia, the GDP per capita is $13,400 as of 2020.
be 29.3% more likely to be unemployed
In France, 8.1% of adults are unemployed as of 2019. In Colombia, that number is 10.5% as of 2019.
be 2.6 times more likely to live below the poverty line
In France, 13.6% live below the poverty line as of 2018. In Colombia, however, that number is 35.7% as of 2019.
have 30.4% more children
In France, there are approximately 11.7 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022. In Colombia, there are 15.2 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022.
be 10.4 times more likely to die during childbirth
In France, approximately 8.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Colombia, 83.0 women do as of 2017.
be 3.7 times more likely to die during infancy
In France, approximately 3.1 children (per 1,000 live births) die before they reach the age of one as of 2022. In Colombia, on the other hand, 11.7 children do as of 2022.
be 17.6% less likely to have internet access
In France, approximately 85.0% of the population has internet access as of 2020. In Colombia, about 70.0% do as of 2020.
spend 16.7% less on education
France spends 5.4% of its total GDP on education as of 2018. Colombia spends 4.5% of total GDP on education as of 2019.
spend 30.6% less on healthcare
France spends 11.1% of its total GDP on healthcare as of 2019. In Colombia, that number is 7.7% of GDP as of 2019.
see 33.9% less coastline
France has a total of 4,853 km of coastline. In Colombia, that number is 3,208 km.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Direction Générale des Finances Publiques, Directorate of National Taxes and Customs (DIAN).
Colombia: At a glance
How big is Colombia compared to France? See an in-depth size comparison.