Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 10.8 years longer


In Kazakhstan, the average life expectancy is 71 years (66 years for men, 76 years for women). In France, that number is 82 years (79 years for men, 85 years for women).

Economy

make 66.5% more money


Kazakhstan has a GDP per capita of $26,300, while in France, the GDP per capita is $43,800.

be 90.0% more likely to be unemployed


In Kazakhstan, 5.0% of adults are unemployed. In France, that number is 9.5%.

be 5.5 times more likely to live below the poverty line


In Kazakhstan, 2.6% live below the poverty line. In France, however, that number is 14.2%.

spend 5.0 times more on taxes


Kazakhstan has a top tax rate of 10.0%. In France, the top tax rate is 50.2%.

Life

be 33.3% less likely to die during childbirth


In Kazakhstan, approximately 12.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In France, 8.0 women do.

be 83.7% less likely to die during infancy


In Kazakhstan, approximately 19.6 children die before they reach the age of one. In France, on the other hand, 3.2 children do.

have 32.6% less children


In Kazakhstan, there are approximately 18.1 babies per 1,000 people. In France, there are 12.2 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 11.5% more likely to have internet access


In Kazakhstan, approximately 76.8% of the population has internet access. In France, about 85.6% do.

Expenditures

spend 83.3% more on education


Kazakhstan spends 3.0% of its total GDP on education. France spends 5.5% of total GDP on education.

spend 2.6 times more on healthcare


Kazakhstan spends 4.4% of its total GDP on healthcare. In France, that number is 11.5% of GDP.

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 Kazakhstan? 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, Tax Committee of the Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

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