Quality of life comparison
If you lived in United States instead of France, you would:
live 1.9 years less
In France, the average life expectancy is 82 years (79 years for men, 85 years for women) as of 2020. In United States, that number is 80 years (78 years for men, 82 years for women) as of 2020.
be 67.6% more likely to be obese
In France, 21.6% of adults are obese as of 2016. In United States, that number is 36.2% of people as of 2016.
make 35.6% more money
France has a GDP per capita of $44,100 as of 2017, while in United States, the GDP per capita is $59,800 as of 2017.
be 53.2% less likely to be unemployed
In France, 9.4% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In United States, that number is 4.4% as of 2017.
pay a 21.1% lower top tax rate
France has a top tax rate of 50.2% as of 2016. In United States, the top tax rate is 39.6% as of 2016.
be 2.4 times more likely to die during childbirth
In France, approximately 8.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In United States, 19.0 women do as of 2017.
be 65.6% 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 States, on the other hand, 5.3 children do as of 2020.
see 4.1 times more coastline
France has a total of 4,853 km of coastline. In United States, that number is 19,924 km.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Direction Générale des Finances Publiques, Internal Revenue Service.
United States: At a glance
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