Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in France instead of Hong Kong, you would:

Health

live 1.0 years less


In Hong Kong, the average life expectancy is 83 years (80 years for men, 86 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

be 28.6% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Hong Kong, 19.9% live below the poverty line as of 2016. In France, however, that number is 14.2% as of 2015.

make 31.6% less money


Hong Kong has a GDP per capita of $64,500 as of 2018, while in France, the GDP per capita is $44,100 as of 2017.

be 3.0 times more likely to be unemployed


In Hong Kong, 3.1% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In France, that number is 9.4% as of 2017.

pay a 3.3 times higher top tax rate


Hong Kong has a top tax rate of 15.0% as of 2016. In France, the top tax rate is 50.2% as of 2016.

Life

have 41.7% more children


In Hong Kong, there are approximately 8.4 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In France, there are 11.9 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

be 18.5% more likely to die during infancy


In Hong Kong, approximately 2.7 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.

Expenditures

spend 63.6% more on education


Hong Kong spends 3.3% of its total GDP on education as of 2018. France spends 5.4% of total GDP on education as of 2016.

Geography

see 6.6 times more coastline


Hong Kong has a total of 733 km of coastline. In France, that number is 4,853 km.

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.

How big is France compared to Hong Kong? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Direction Générale des Finances Publiques, Inland Revenue Department, Hong Kong.

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