Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 8.9 years less


In France, the average life expectancy is 82 years (79 years for men, 85 years for women) as of 2020. In Morocco, that number is 73 years (72 years for men, 75 years for women) as of 2020.

be 20.8% more likely to be obese


In France, 21.6% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Morocco, that number is 26.1% of people as of 2016.

Economy

pay a 24.3% lower top tax rate


France has a top tax rate of 50.2% as of 2016. In Morocco, the top tax rate is 38.0% as of 2016.

make 80.5% less money


France has a GDP per capita of $44,100 as of 2017, while in Morocco, the GDP per capita is $8,600 as of 2017.

Life

have 50.4% more children


In France, there are approximately 11.9 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Morocco, there are 17.9 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

be 8.8 times more likely to die during childbirth


In France, approximately 8.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Morocco, 70.0 women do as of 2017.

be 5.7 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 Morocco, on the other hand, 18.2 children do as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 21.0% less likely to have internet access


In France, approximately 82.0% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Morocco, about 64.8% do as of 2018.

Geography

see 62.2% less coastline


France has a total of 4,853 km of coastline. In Morocco, that number is 1,835 km.

Morocco: At a glance

Morocco is a sovereign country in Africa, with a total land area of approximately 446,300 sq km. In 788, about a century after the Arab conquest of North Africa, a series of Moroccan Muslim dynasties began to rule in Morocco. In the 16th century, the Sa'adi monarchy, particularly under Ahmad al-MANSUR (1578-1603), repelled foreign invaders and inaugurated a golden age. The Alaouite Dynasty, to which the current Moroccan royal family belongs, dates from the 17th century. In 1860, Spain occupied northern Morocco and ushered in a half century of trade rivalry among European powers that saw Morocco's sovereignty steadily erode; in 1912, the French imposed a protectorate over the country. A protracted independence struggle with France ended successfully in 1956. The internationalized city of Tangier and most Spanish possessions were turned over to the new country that same year. Sultan MOHAMMED V, the current monarch's grandfather, organized the new state as a constitutional monarchy and in 1957 assumed the title of king. Although Morocco is not the UN-recognized Administering Power for the Western Sahara, it exercises de facto administrative control over 80% of the territory. The UN since 1991 has monitored a ceasefire between Morocco and the Polisario Front and leads ongoing negotiations over the status of the territory. King MOHAMMED VI in early 2011 responded to the spread of pro-democracy protests in the region by implementing a reform program that included a new constitution, passed by popular referendum in July 2011, under which some new powers were extended to parliament and the prime minister but ultimate authority remains in the hands of the monarch. In November 2012, the Justice and Development Party - a moderate Islamist party - won the largest number of seats in parliamentary elections, becoming the first Islamist party to lead the Moroccan Government.

How big is Morocco compared to France? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Direction Générale des Finances Publiques, Direction Générale des Impôts, Morocco.

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