Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 8.5 years longer


In Palau, the average life expectancy is 73 years (70 years for men, 77 years for women). In France, that number is 82 years (79 years for men, 85 years for women).

be 60.9% less likely to be obese


In Palau, 55.3% of adults are obese. In France, that number is 21.6% of people.

Economy

make 2.7 times more money


Palau has a GDP per capita of $16,200, while in France, the GDP per capita is $43,800.

be 5.6 times more likely to be unemployed


In Palau, 1.7% of adults are unemployed. In France, that number is 9.5%.

Life

be 69.8% less likely to die during infancy


In Palau, approximately 10.6 children die before they reach the age of one. In France, on the other hand, 3.2 children do.

Basic Needs

be 69.5% more likely to have access to electricity


In Palau, 59% of the population has electricity access. In France, 100% of the population do.

be 2.4 times more likely to have internet access


In Palau, approximately 36.0% of the population has internet access. In France, about 85.6% do.

Expenditures

spend 27.8% more on healthcare


Palau spends 9.0% of its total GDP on healthcare. In France, that number is 11.5% of GDP.

Geography

see 2.3 times more coastline


Palau has a total of 1,519 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 Palau? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.

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