Quality of life comparison
If you lived in France instead of Puerto Rico, you would:
live 0.9 years longer
In Puerto Rico, the average life expectancy is 81 years (78 years for men, 85 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 11.9% more money
Puerto Rico has a GDP per capita of $39,400 as of 2017, while in France, the GDP per capita is $44,100 as of 2017.
be 13.0% less likely to be unemployed
In Puerto Rico, 10.8% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In France, that number is 9.4% as of 2017.
pay a 52.1% higher top tax rate
Puerto Rico has a top tax rate of 33.0% as of 2016. In France, the top tax rate is 50.2% as of 2016.
be 61.9% less likely to die during childbirth
In Puerto Rico, approximately 21.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In France, 8.0 women do as of 2017.
be 46.7% less likely to die during infancy
In Puerto Rico, approximately 6.0 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 48.8% more children
In Puerto Rico, there are approximately 8.0 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In France, there are 11.9 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.
be 16.2% more likely to have internet access
In Puerto Rico, approximately 70.6% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In France, about 82.0% do as of 2018.
spend 11.5% less on education
Puerto Rico spends 6.1% of its total GDP on education as of 2014. France spends 5.4% of total GDP on education as of 2016.
see 9.7 times more coastline
Puerto Rico has a total of 501 km of coastline. In France, that number is 4,853 km.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Puerto Rican Department of Treasury, Direction Générale des Finances Publiques.
France: At a glance
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