Quality of Life Comparison


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


be 69.4% less likely to be obese

In France, 21.6% of adults are obese. In Sudan, that number is 6.6% of people.

live 17.5 years less

In France, the average life expectancy is 82 years (79 years for men, 85 years for women). In Sudan, that number is 64 years (62 years for men, 67 years for women).


spend 70.1% less on taxes

France has a top tax rate of 50.2%. In Sudan, the top tax rate is 15.0%.

make 89.5% less money

France has a GDP per capita of $43,800, while in Sudan, the GDP per capita is $4,600.

be 2.1 times more likely to be unemployed

In France, 9.5% of adults are unemployed. In Sudan, that number is 19.6%.

be 3.3 times more likely to live below the poverty line

In France, 14.2% live below the poverty line. In Sudan, however, that number is 46.5%.


have 2.3 times more children

In France, there are approximately 12.2 babies per 1,000 people. In Sudan, there are 27.9 babies per 1,000 people.

be 38.9 times more likely to die during childbirth

In France, approximately 8.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Sudan, 311.0 women do.

be 15.2 times more likely to die during infancy

In France, approximately 3.2 children die before they reach the age of one. In Sudan, on the other hand, 48.8 children do.

Basic Needs

be 65.0% less likely to have access to electricity

In France, 100% of the population has electricity access. In Sudan, 35% of the population do.

be 67.3% less likely to have internet access

In France, approximately 85.6% of the population has internet access. In Sudan, about 28.0% do.

be 44.5% less likely to have access to improved drinking water

In France, approximately 100% of people have improved drinking water access (100% in urban areas, and 100% in rural areas). In Sudan, that number is 56% of people on average (66% in urban areas, and 50% in rural areas).


spend 60.0% less on education

France spends 5.5% of its total GDP on education. Sudan spends 2.2% of total GDP on education.

spend 27.0% less on healthcare

France spends 11.5% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Sudan, that number is 8.4% of GDP.


see 75.1% less coastline

France has a total of 3,427 km of coastline. In Sudan, that number is 853 km.

Sudan: At a glance

How big is Sudan 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, Sudan Chamber of Taxation.


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