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

Health

live 9.8 years longer

In Guatemala, the average life expectancy is 72 years (70 years for men, 74 years for women) as of 2020. In France, that number is 82 years (79 years for men, 85 years for women) as of 2020.

Economy

make 5.4 times more money

Guatemala has a GDP per capita of $8,200 as of 2017, while in France, the GDP per capita is $44,100 as of 2017.

be 76.1% less likely to live below the poverty line

In Guatemala, 59.3% live below the poverty line as of 2014. In France, however, that number is 14.2% as of 2015.

be 4.1 times more likely to be unemployed

In Guatemala, 2.3% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In France, that number is 9.4% as of 2017.

pay a 7.2 times higher top tax rate

Guatemala has a top tax rate of 7.0% as of 2016. In France, the top tax rate is 50.2% as of 2016.

Life

be 91.6% less likely to die during childbirth

In Guatemala, approximately 95.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In France, 8.0 women do as of 2017.

be 85.3% less likely to die during infancy

In Guatemala, approximately 21.8 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In France, on the other hand, 3.2 children do as of 2020.

have 48.9% fewer children

In Guatemala, there are approximately 23.3 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In France, there are 11.9 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 26.2% more likely to have internet access

In Guatemala, approximately 65.0% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In France, about 82.0% do as of 2018.

Expenditures

spend 92.9% more on education

Guatemala spends 2.8% of its total GDP on education as of 2017. France spends 5.4% of total GDP on education as of 2016.

Geography

see 12.1 times more coastline

Guatemala has a total of 400 km of coastline. In France, that number is 4,853 km.


The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Direction Générale des Finances Publiques, Superintendence of the Tax Administration.

France: At a glance

France is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 549,970 sq km. France today is one of the most modern countries in the world and is a leader among European nations. It plays an influential global role as a permanent member of the United Nations Security Council, NATO, the G-8, the G-20, the EU and other multilateral organizations. France rejoined NATO's integrated military command structure in 2009, reversing DE GAULLE's 1966 decision to take French forces out of NATO. Since 1958, it has constructed a hybrid presidential-parliamentary governing system resistant to the instabilities experienced in earlier, more purely parliamentary administrations. In recent decades, its reconciliation and cooperation with Germany have proved central to the economic integration of Europe, including the introduction of a common currency, the euro, in January 1999. In the early 21st century, five French overseas entities - French Guiana, Guadeloupe, Martinique, Mayotte, and Reunion - became French regions and were made part of France proper.
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