Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Economy

make 68.5% less money


Liechtenstein has a GDP per capita of $139,100, while in France, the GDP per capita is $43,800.

be 4.0 times more likely to be unemployed


In Liechtenstein, 2.4% of adults are unemployed. In France, that number is 9.5%.

spend 2.1 times more on taxes


Liechtenstein has a top tax rate of 24.0%. In France, the top tax rate is 50.2%.

Life

be 23.8% less likely to die during infancy


In Liechtenstein, approximately 4.2 children die before they reach the age of one. In France, on the other hand, 3.2 children do.

have 17.3% more children


In Liechtenstein, there are approximately 10.4 babies per 1,000 people. In France, there are 12.2 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 12.7% less likely to have internet access


In Liechtenstein, approximately 98.1% of the population has internet access. In France, about 85.6% do.

Expenditures

spend 2.1 times more on education


Liechtenstein spends 2.6% of its total GDP on education. France spends 5.5% of total GDP on education.

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 Liechtenstein? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Ministry of Finance, Direction Générale des Finances Publiques.

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