Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 17.2% less likely to be obese


In Israel, 26.1% of adults are obese as of 2016. In France, that number is 21.6% of people as of 2016.

Economy

make 21.2% more money


Israel has a GDP per capita of $36,400 as of 2017, while in France, the GDP per capita is $44,100 as of 2017.

be 35.5% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Israel, 22.0% live below the poverty line as of 2014. In France, however, that number is 14.2% as of 2015.

be 2.2 times more likely to be unemployed


In Israel, 4.2% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In France, that number is 9.4% as of 2017.

Life

be 2.7 times more likely to die during childbirth


In Israel, approximately 3.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In France, 8.0 women do as of 2017.

have 32.4% fewer children


In Israel, there are approximately 17.6 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In France, there are 11.9 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

Geography

see 17.8 times more coastline


Israel has a total of 273 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 Israel? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.

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