Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 13.1 years longer


In India, the average life expectancy is 69 years (68 years for men, 70 years for women). In France, that number is 82 years (79 years for men, 85 years for women).

be 5.5 times more likely to be obese


In India, 3.9% of adults are obese. In France, that number is 21.6% of people.

Economy

make 6.1 times more money


India has a GDP per capita of $7,200, while in France, the GDP per capita is $43,800.

be 35.2% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In India, 21.9% live below the poverty line. In France, however, that number is 14.2%.

spend 41.2% more on taxes


India has a top tax rate of 35.5%. In France, the top tax rate is 50.2%.

Life

be 95.4% less likely to die during childbirth


In India, approximately 174.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In France, 8.0 women do.

be 91.8% less likely to die during infancy


In India, approximately 39.1 children die before they reach the age of one. In France, on the other hand, 3.2 children do.

have 35.8% fewer children


In India, there are approximately 19.0 babies per 1,000 people. In France, there are 12.2 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 26.6% more likely to have access to electricity


In India, 79% of the population has electricity access. In France, 100% of the population do.

be 2.9 times more likely to have internet access


In India, approximately 29.5% of the population has internet access. In France, about 85.6% do.

Expenditures

spend 44.7% more on education


India spends 3.8% of its total GDP on education. France spends 5.5% of total GDP on education.

spend 2.4 times more on healthcare


India spends 4.7% of its total GDP on healthcare. In France, that number is 11.5% of GDP.

Geography

see 51.0% less coastline


India has a total of 7,000 km of coastline. In France, that number is 3,427 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 India? 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, Ministry of Finance, Government of India.

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