Quality of life comparison
If you lived in France instead of Libya, you would:
live 5.5 years longer
In Libya, the average life expectancy is 77 years (74 years for men, 79 years for women) as of 2020. In France, that number is 82 years (79 years for men, 85 years for women) as of 2020.
be 33.5% less likely to be obese
In Libya, 32.5% of adults are obese as of 2016. In France, that number is 21.6% of people as of 2016.
make 4.6 times more money
Libya has a GDP per capita of $9,600 as of 2017, while in France, the GDP per capita is $44,100 as of 2017.
be 68.7% less likely to be unemployed
In Libya, 30.0% of adults are unemployed as of 2004. In France, that number is 9.4% as of 2017.
pay a 5.0 times higher top tax rate
Libya has a top tax rate of 10.0% as of 2016. In France, the top tax rate is 50.2% as of 2016.
be 88.9% less likely to die during childbirth
In Libya, approximately 72.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In France, 8.0 women do as of 2017.
be 72.2% less likely to die during infancy
In Libya, approximately 11.5 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 48.3% fewer children
In Libya, there are approximately 23.0 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In France, there are 11.9 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.
be 3.8 times more likely to have internet access
In Libya, approximately 21.8% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In France, about 82.0% do as of 2018.
see 2.7 times more coastline
Libya has a total of 1,770 km of coastline. In France, that number is 4,853 km.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Ministry of Finance, Direction Générale des Finances Publiques.
France: At a glance
How big is France compared to Libya? See an in-depth size comparison.