Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Switzerland instead of France, you would:
make 40.8% more money
France has a GDP per capita of $44,100 as of 2017, while in Switzerland, the GDP per capita is $62,100 as of 2017.
be 66.0% less likely to be unemployed
In France, 9.4% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Switzerland, that number is 3.2% as of 2017.
be 53.5% less likely to live below the poverty line
In France, 14.2% live below the poverty line as of 2015. In Switzerland, however, that number is 6.6% as of 2014.
pay a 20.3% lower top tax rate
France has a top tax rate of 50.2% as of 2016. In Switzerland, the top tax rate is 40.0% as of 2016.
be 37.5% less likely to die during childbirth
In France, approximately 8.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Switzerland, 5.0 women do as of 2017.
have 11.8% fewer children
In France, there are approximately 11.9 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Switzerland, there are 10.5 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Direction Générale des Finances Publiques, Swiss Federal Tax Administration.
Switzerland: At a glance
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