Quality of life comparison
If you lived in United Kingdom instead of France, you would:
live 1.1 years less
In France, the average life expectancy is 82 years (79 years for men, 85 years for women) as of 2020. In United Kingdom, that number is 81 years (79 years for men, 84 years for women) as of 2020.
be 28.7% more likely to be obese
In France, 21.6% of adults are obese as of 2016. In United Kingdom, that number is 27.8% of people as of 2016.
be 53.2% less likely to be unemployed
In France, 9.4% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In United Kingdom, that number is 4.4% as of 2017.
pay a 10.4% lower top tax rate
France has a top tax rate of 50.2% as of 2016. In United Kingdom, the top tax rate is 45.0% as of 2016.
be 28.1% more likely to die during infancy
In France, approximately 3.2 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In United Kingdom, on the other hand, 4.1 children do as of 2020.
be 15.7% more likely to have internet access
In France, approximately 82.0% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In United Kingdom, about 94.9% do as of 2018.
see 2.6 times more coastline
France has a total of 4,853 km of coastline. In United Kingdom, that number is 12,429 km.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Direction Générale des Finances Publiques, HM Revenue & Customs.
United Kingdom: At a glance
How big is United Kingdom compared to France? See an in-depth size comparison.