Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 4.1 years longer


In Poland, the average life expectancy is 78 years (74 years for men, 82 years for women). In France, that number is 82 years (79 years for men, 85 years for women).

Economy

make 48.5% more money


Poland has a GDP per capita of $29,500, while in France, the GDP per capita is $43,800.

be 19.3% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Poland, 17.6% live below the poverty line. In France, however, that number is 14.2%.

be 97.9% more likely to be unemployed


In Poland, 4.8% of adults are unemployed. In France, that number is 9.5%.

spend 56.9% more on taxes


Poland has a top tax rate of 32.0%. In France, the top tax rate is 50.2%.

Life

be 27.3% less likely to die during infancy


In Poland, approximately 4.4 children die before they reach the age of one. In France, on the other hand, 3.2 children do.

have 28.4% more children


In Poland, there are approximately 9.5 babies per 1,000 people. In France, there are 12.2 babies per 1,000 people.

be 2.7 times more likely to die during childbirth


In Poland, approximately 3.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In France, 8.0 women do.

Basic Needs

be 16.8% more likely to have internet access


In Poland, approximately 73.3% of the population has internet access. In France, about 85.6% do.

Expenditures

spend 12.2% more on education


Poland spends 4.9% of its total GDP on education. France spends 5.5% of total GDP on education.

spend 79.7% more on healthcare


Poland spends 6.4% of its total GDP on healthcare. In France, that number is 11.5% of GDP.

Geography

see 7.8 times more coastline


Poland has a total of 440 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 Poland? 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, Ministry of Finance, Poland.

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