Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in France instead of New Zealand, you would:

Health

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.

Economy

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.

Expenditures

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.

Geography

see 67.9% less coastline


New Zealand has a total of 15,134 km of coastline. In France, that number is 4,853 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 New Zealand? 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, New Zealand Inland Revenue Department.

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