Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in France instead of Papua New Guinea, you would:

Health

live 14.4 years longer


In Papua New Guinea, the average life expectancy is 68 years (66 years for men, 70 years for women) as of 2020. In France, that number is 82 years (79 years for men, 85 years for women) as of 2020.

Economy

make 11.9 times more money


Papua New Guinea has a GDP per capita of $3,700 as of 2017, while in France, the GDP per capita is $44,100 as of 2017.

be 61.6% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Papua New Guinea, 37.0% live below the poverty line as of 2002. In France, however, that number is 14.2% as of 2015.

be 3.8 times more likely to be unemployed


In Papua New Guinea, 2.5% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In France, that number is 9.4% as of 2017.

pay a 19.5% higher top tax rate


Papua New Guinea has a top tax rate of 42.0% as of 2016. In France, the top tax rate is 50.2% as of 2016.

Life

be 94.5% less likely to die during childbirth


In Papua New Guinea, approximately 145.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In France, 8.0 women do as of 2017.

be 90.4% less likely to die during infancy


In Papua New Guinea, approximately 33.2 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 47.1% fewer children


In Papua New Guinea, there are approximately 22.5 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In France, there are 11.9 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 4.4 times more likely to have access to electricity


In Papua New Guinea, approximately 23% of the population has electricity access as of 2016. In France, 100% of the population do as of 2016.

be 7.3 times more likely to have internet access


In Papua New Guinea, approximately 11.2% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In France, about 82.0% do as of 2018.

be 2.3 times more likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Papua New Guinea, approximately 43% of people have improved drinking water access (89% in urban areas, and 36% in rural areas) as of 2017. In France, that number is 100% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 100% in rural areas) as of 2017.

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 Papua New Guinea? 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, Internal Revenue Commission, Papua New Guinea.

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