Quality of life comparison
If you lived in France instead of Portugal, you would:
live 1.1 years longer
In Portugal, the average life expectancy is 81 years (78 years for men, 84 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 44.6% more money
Portugal has a GDP per capita of $30,500 as of 2017, while in France, the GDP per capita is $44,100 as of 2017.
be 25.3% less likely to live below the poverty line
In Portugal, 19.0% live below the poverty line as of 2015. In France, however, that number is 14.2% as of 2015.
pay a 11.2% lower top tax rate
Portugal has a top tax rate of 56.5% as of 2016. In France, the top tax rate is 50.2% as of 2016.
have 46.9% more children
In Portugal, there are approximately 8.1 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In France, there are 11.9 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.
be 23.1% more likely to die during infancy
In Portugal, approximately 2.6 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.
spend 10.2% more on education
Portugal spends 4.9% of its total GDP on education as of 2015. France spends 5.4% of total GDP on education as of 2016.
see 2.7 times more coastline
Portugal has a total of 1,793 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, Autoridade Tributária e Aduaneira.
France: At a glance
How big is France compared to Portugal? See an in-depth size comparison.