Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Economy

make 15.0% more money


Italy has a GDP per capita of $38,100, while in France, the GDP per capita is $43,800.

be 14.4% less likely to be unemployed


In Italy, 11.1% of adults are unemployed. In France, that number is 9.5%.

be 52.5% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Italy, 29.9% live below the poverty line. In France, however, that number is 14.2%.

Life

have 41.9% more children


In Italy, there are approximately 8.6 babies per 1,000 people. In France, there are 12.2 babies per 1,000 people.

be 100.0% more likely to die during childbirth


In Italy, approximately 4.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In France, 8.0 women do.

Basic Needs

be 39.6% more likely to have internet access


In Italy, approximately 61.3% of the population has internet access. In France, about 85.6% do.

Expenditures

spend 34.1% more on education


Italy spends 4.1% of its total GDP on education. France spends 5.5% of total GDP on education.

spend 25.0% more on healthcare


Italy spends 9.2% of its total GDP on healthcare. In France, that number is 11.5% of GDP.

Geography

see 54.9% less coastline


Italy has a total of 7,600 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 Italy? 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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