Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 10.9 years longer


In Moldova, the average life expectancy is 71 years (67 years for men, 75 years for women). In France, that number is 82 years (79 years for men, 85 years for women).

be 14.3% more likely to be obese


In Moldova, 18.9% of adults are obese. In France, that number is 21.6% of people.

Economy

make 7.7 times more money


Moldova has a GDP per capita of $5,700, while in France, the GDP per capita is $43,800.

be 2.3 times more likely to be unemployed


In Moldova, 4.1% of adults are unemployed. In France, that number is 9.5%.

be 47.9% more likely to be live below the poverty line


In Moldova, 9.6% live below the poverty line. In France, however, that number is 14.2%.

spend 2.8 times more on taxes


Moldova has a top tax rate of 18.0%. In France, the top tax rate is 50.2%.

Life

be 65.2% less likely to die during childbirth


In Moldova, approximately 23.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In France, 8.0 women do.

be 73.3% less likely to die during infancy


In Moldova, approximately 12.0 children die before they reach the age of one. In France, on the other hand, 3.2 children do.

Basic Needs

be 20.6% more likely to have internet access


In Moldova, approximately 71.0% of the population has internet access. In France, about 85.6% do.

be 13.1% more likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Moldova, approximately 88% of people have improved drinking water access (97% in urban areas, and 81% in rural areas). In France, that number is 100% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 100% in rural areas).

Expenditures

spend 17.9% less on education


Moldova spends 6.7% of its total GDP on education. France spends 5.5% of total GDP on education.

spend 11.7% more on healthcare


Moldova spends 10.3% 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 Moldova? 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, State tax Service.

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