Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Economy

make 58.8% less money


Luxembourg has a GDP per capita of $106,300, while in France, the GDP per capita is $43,800.

be 55.7% more likely to be unemployed


In Luxembourg, 6.1% of adults are unemployed. In France, that number is 9.5%.

spend 15.1% more on taxes


Luxembourg has a top tax rate of 43.6%. In France, the top tax rate is 50.2%.

Life

be 20.0% less likely to die during childbirth


In Luxembourg, approximately 10.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In France, 8.0 women do.

Basic Needs

be 12.2% less likely to have internet access


In Luxembourg, approximately 97.5% of the population has internet access. In France, about 85.6% do.

Expenditures

spend 37.5% more on education


Luxembourg spends 4.0% of its total GDP on education. France spends 5.5% of total GDP on education.

spend 74.2% more on healthcare


Luxembourg spends 6.6% 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 Luxembourg? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: Administration des Contributions Directes, The World Factbook, Direction Générale des Finances Publiques.

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