Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Turkey instead of France, you would:
live 6.4 years less
In France, the average life expectancy is 83 years (80 years for men, 86 years for women) as of 2022. In Turkey, that number is 76 years (74 years for men, 79 years for women) as of 2022.
be 48.6% more likely to be obese
In France, 21.6% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Turkey, that number is 32.1% of people as of 2016.
pay a 30.3% lower top tax rate
France has a top tax rate of 50.2% as of 2016. In Turkey, the top tax rate is 35.0% as of 2016.
make 32.4% less money
France has a GDP per capita of $42,000 as of 2020, while in Turkey, the GDP per capita is $28,400 as of 2020.
be 68.5% more likely to be unemployed
In France, 8.1% of adults are unemployed as of 2019. In Turkey, that number is 13.7% as of 2019.
have 22.5% more children
In France, there are approximately 11.7 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022. In Turkey, there are 14.3 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022.
be 2.1 times more likely to die during childbirth
In France, approximately 8.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Turkey, 17.0 women do as of 2017.
be 6.1 times more likely to die during infancy
In France, approximately 3.1 children (per 1,000 live births) die before they reach the age of one as of 2022. In Turkey, on the other hand, 19.4 children do as of 2022.
spend 20.4% less on education
France spends 5.4% of its total GDP on education as of 2018. Turkey spends 4.3% of total GDP on education as of 2018.
spend 61.3% less on healthcare
France spends 11.1% of its total GDP on healthcare as of 2019. In Turkey, that number is 4.3% of GDP as of 2019.
see 48.4% more coastline
France has a total of 4,853 km of coastline. In Turkey, that number is 7,200 km.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Direction Générale des Finances Publiques, Revenue Administration, Government of Turkey.
Turkey: At a glance
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