Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 10.2 years longer


In Kazakhstan, the average life expectancy is 72 years (67 years for men, 77 years for women) as of 2020. In France, that number is 82 years (79 years for men, 85 years for women) as of 2020.

Economy

make 67.7% more money


Kazakhstan has a GDP per capita of $26,300 as of 2017, while in France, the GDP per capita is $44,100 as of 2017.

be 88.0% more likely to be unemployed


In Kazakhstan, 5.0% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In France, that number is 9.4% as of 2017.

be 5.5 times more likely to live below the poverty line


In Kazakhstan, 2.6% live below the poverty line as of 2016. In France, however, that number is 14.2% as of 2015.

pay a 5.0 times higher top tax rate


Kazakhstan has a top tax rate of 10.0% as of 2016. In France, the top tax rate is 50.2% as of 2016.

Life

be 20.0% less likely to die during childbirth


In Kazakhstan, approximately 10.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In France, 8.0 women do as of 2017.

be 82.1% less likely to die during infancy


In Kazakhstan, approximately 17.9 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In France, on the other hand, 3.2 children do as of 2020.

have 27.4% fewer children


In Kazakhstan, there are approximately 16.4 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In France, there are 11.9 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

Expenditures

spend 92.9% more on education


Kazakhstan spends 2.8% of its total GDP on education as of 2017. France spends 5.4% of total GDP on education as of 2016.

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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