Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 14.6 years longer


In Papua New Guinea, the average life expectancy is 67 years (65 years for men, 70 years for women). In France, that number is 82 years (79 years for men, 85 years for women).

Economy

make 11.8 times more money


Papua New Guinea has a GDP per capita of $3,700, while in France, the GDP per capita is $43,800.

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


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

be 3.8 times more likely to be unemployed


In Papua New Guinea, 2.5% of adults are unemployed. In France, that number is 9.5%.

spend 19.5% more on taxes


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

Life

be 96.3% less likely to die during childbirth


In Papua New Guinea, approximately 215.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In France, 8.0 women do.

be 91.2% less likely to die during infancy


In Papua New Guinea, approximately 36.3 children die before they reach the age of one. In France, on the other hand, 3.2 children do.

have 48.5% fewer children


In Papua New Guinea, there are approximately 23.7 babies per 1,000 people. In France, there are 12.2 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 5.6 times more likely to have access to electricity


In Papua New Guinea, 18% of the population has electricity access. In France, 100% of the population do.

be 8.9 times more likely to have internet access


In Papua New Guinea, approximately 9.6% of the population has internet access. In France, about 85.6% do.

be 2.5 times more likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Papua New Guinea, approximately 40% of people have improved drinking water access (88% in urban areas, and 33% in rural areas). In France, that number is 100% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 100% in rural areas).

Expenditures

spend 2.7 times more on healthcare


Papua New Guinea spends 4.3% of its total GDP on healthcare. In France, that number is 11.5% of GDP.

Geography

see 33.5% less coastline


Papua New Guinea has a total of 5,152 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 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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