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

Health

live 9.7 years longer

In Guatemala, the average life expectancy is 73 years (71 years for men, 75 years for women) as of 2022. In France, that number is 83 years (80 years for men, 86 years for women) as of 2022.

Economy

make 5.0 times more money

Guatemala has a GDP per capita of $8,400 as of 2020, while in France, the GDP per capita is $42,000 as of 2020.

be 77.1% 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 13.6% as of 2018.

be 3.5 times more likely to be unemployed

In Guatemala, 2.3% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In France, that number is 8.1% as of 2019.

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 88.0% less likely to die during infancy

In Guatemala, approximately 26.2 children (per 1,000 live births) die before they reach the age of one as of 2022. In France, on the other hand, 3.1 children do as of 2022.

have 47.8% fewer children

In Guatemala, there are approximately 22.3 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022. In France, there are 11.7 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022.

Basic Needs

be 70.0% more likely to have internet access

In Guatemala, approximately 50.0% of the population has internet access as of 2020. In France, about 85.0% do as of 2020.

Expenditures

spend 63.6% more on education

Guatemala spends 3.3% of its total GDP on education as of 2020. France spends 5.4% of total GDP on education as of 2018.

spend 79.0% more on healthcare

Guatemala spends 6.2% of its total GDP on healthcare as of 2019. In France, that number is 11.1% of GDP as of 2019.

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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