Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 1.4 years longer


In Malta, the average life expectancy is 80 years (78 years for men, 83 years for women). In France, that number is 82 years (79 years for men, 85 years for women).

be 25.3% less likely to be obese


In Malta, 28.9% of adults are obese. In France, that number is 21.6% of people.

Economy

be 12.9% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Malta, 16.3% live below the poverty line. In France, however, that number is 14.2%.

be 2.2 times more likely to be unemployed


In Malta, 4.4% of adults are unemployed. In France, that number is 9.5%.

spend 43.4% more on taxes


Malta has a top tax rate of 35.0%. In France, the top tax rate is 50.2%.

Life

have 20.8% more children


In Malta, there are approximately 10.1 babies per 1,000 people. In France, there are 12.2 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 10.7% more likely to have internet access


In Malta, approximately 77.3% of the population has internet access. In France, about 85.6% do.

Expenditures

spend 23.6% less on education


Malta spends 7.2% of its total GDP on education. France spends 5.5% of total GDP on education.

spend 18.6% more on healthcare


Malta spends 9.7% of its total GDP on healthcare. In France, that number is 11.5% of GDP.

Geography

see 17.4 times more coastline


Malta has a total of 197 km of coastline. In France, that number is 3,427 km.

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 Malta? 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, Government of Malta - Inland Revenue.

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