Quality of life comparison
If you lived in France instead of New Zealand, you would:
be 29.9% less likely to be obese
In New Zealand, 30.8% of adults are obese as of 2016. In France, that number is 21.6% of people as of 2016.
make 13.1% more money
New Zealand has a GDP per capita of $39,000 as of 2017, while in France, the GDP per capita is $44,100 as of 2017.
be 100.0% more likely to be unemployed
In New Zealand, 4.7% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In France, that number is 9.4% as of 2017.
pay a 52.1% higher top tax rate
New Zealand has a top tax rate of 33.0% as of 2016. In France, the top tax rate is 50.2% as of 2016.
spend 15.6% less on education
New Zealand spends 6.4% of its total GDP on education as of 2016. France spends 5.4% of total GDP on education as of 2016.
see 67.9% less coastline
New Zealand has a total of 15,134 km of coastline. In France, that number is 4,853 km.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Direction Générale des Finances Publiques, New Zealand Inland Revenue Department.
France: At a glance
How big is France compared to New Zealand? See an in-depth size comparison.