Quality of life comparison
If you lived in France instead of Panama, you would:
live 3.0 years longer
In Panama, the average life expectancy is 79 years (76 years for men, 82 years for women) as of 2020. In France, that number is 82 years (79 years for men, 85 years for women) as of 2020.
make 73.6% more money
Panama has a GDP per capita of $25,400 as of 2017, while in France, the GDP per capita is $44,100 as of 2017.
be 38.3% less likely to live below the poverty line
In Panama, 23.0% live below the poverty line as of 2015. In France, however, that number is 14.2% as of 2015.
be 56.7% more likely to be unemployed
In Panama, 6.0% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In France, that number is 9.4% as of 2017.
pay a 2.0 times higher top tax rate
Panama has a top tax rate of 25.0% as of 2016. In France, the top tax rate is 50.2% as of 2016.
be 84.6% less likely to die during childbirth
In Panama, approximately 52.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In France, 8.0 women do as of 2017.
be 64.8% less likely to die during infancy
In Panama, approximately 9.1 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In France, on the other hand, 3.2 children do as of 2020.
have 30.4% fewer children
In Panama, there are approximately 17.1 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In France, there are 11.9 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.
be 41.8% more likely to have internet access
In Panama, approximately 57.9% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In France, about 82.0% do as of 2018.
spend 68.8% more on education
Panama spends 3.2% of its total GDP on education as of 2011. France spends 5.4% of total GDP on education as of 2016.
see 94.9% more coastline
Panama has a total of 2,490 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, General Directorate of Revenues, Panama.
France: At a glance
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