Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Economy

make 15.4% more money


Italy has a GDP per capita of $38,200 as of 2017, while in France, the GDP per capita is $44,100 as of 2017.

be 16.8% less likely to be unemployed


In Italy, 11.3% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In France, that number is 9.4% as of 2017.

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


In Italy, 29.9% live below the poverty line as of 2012. In France, however, that number is 14.2% as of 2015.

Life

have 41.7% more children


In Italy, 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 4.0 times more likely to die during childbirth


In Italy, approximately 2.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In France, 8.0 women do as of 2017.

Basic Needs

be 10.3% more likely to have internet access


In Italy, approximately 74.4% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In France, about 82.0% do as of 2018.

Expenditures

spend 42.1% more on education


Italy spends 3.8% of its total GDP on education as of 2016. France spends 5.4% of total GDP on education as of 2016.

Geography

see 36.1% less coastline


Italy has a total of 7,600 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 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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