Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Germany instead of France, you would:
live 1.1 years less
In France, the average life expectancy is 82 years (79 years for men, 85 years for women) as of 2020. In Germany, that number is 81 years (79 years for men, 84 years for women) as of 2020.
make 15.2% more money
France has a GDP per capita of $44,100 as of 2017, while in Germany, the GDP per capita is $50,800 as of 2017.
be 59.6% less likely to be unemployed
In France, 9.4% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Germany, that number is 3.8% as of 2017.
be 17.6% more likely to live below the poverty line
In France, 14.2% live below the poverty line as of 2015. In Germany, however, that number is 16.7% as of 2015.
have 27.7% fewer children
In France, there are approximately 11.9 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Germany, there are 8.6 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.
spend 11.1% less on education
France spends 5.4% of its total GDP on education as of 2016. Germany spends 4.8% of total GDP on education as of 2016.
see 50.8% less coastline
France has a total of 4,853 km of coastline. In Germany, that number is 2,389 km.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.
Germany: At a glance
How big is Germany compared to France? See an in-depth size comparison.