Quality of Life Comparison


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


live 14.5 years less

In France, the average life expectancy is 82 years (79 years for men, 85 years for women). In Nauru, that number is 67 years (63 years for men, 71 years for women).

be 2.8 times more likely to be obese

In France, 21.6% of adults are obese. In Nauru, that number is 61.0% of people.


make 72.1% less money

France has a GDP per capita of $43,800, while in Nauru, the GDP per capita is $12,200.

be 2.4 times more likely to be unemployed

In France, 9.5% of adults are unemployed. In Nauru, that number is 23.0%.


have 96.7% more children

In France, there are approximately 12.2 babies per 1,000 people. In Nauru, there are 24.0 babies per 1,000 people.

be 2.4 times more likely to die during infancy

In France, approximately 3.2 children die before they reach the age of one. In Nauru, on the other hand, 7.8 children do.

Basic Needs

be 37.5% less likely to have internet access

In France, approximately 85.6% of the population has internet access. In Nauru, about 53.5% do.


spend 71.3% less on healthcare

France spends 11.5% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Nauru, that number is 3.3% of GDP.


see 99.1% less coastline

France has a total of 3,427 km of coastline. In Nauru, that number is 30 km.

Nauru: At a glance

Nauru is a sovereign country in Australia-Oceania, with a total land area of approximately 21 sq km. The exact origins of the Nauruans are unclear since their language does not resemble any other in the Pacific region. Germany annexed the island in 1888. A German-British consortium began mining the island's phosphate deposits early in the 20th century. Australian forces occupied Nauru in World War I; it subsequently became a League of Nations mandate. After the Second World War - and a brutal occupation by Japan - Nauru became a UN trust territory. It achieved independence in 1968 and joined the UN in 1999 as the world's smallest independent republic.

How big is Nauru 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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