Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in France instead of Puerto Rico, you would:

Health

live 1.0 years longer


In Puerto Rico, the average life expectancy is 81 years (78 years for men, 84 years for women). In France, that number is 82 years (79 years for men, 85 years for women).

Economy

make 17.4% more money


Puerto Rico has a GDP per capita of $37,300, while in France, the GDP per capita is $43,800.

be 17.4% less likely to be unemployed


In Puerto Rico, 11.5% of adults are unemployed. In France, that number is 9.5%.

spend 52.1% more on taxes


Puerto Rico has a top tax rate of 33.0%. In France, the top tax rate is 50.2%.

Life

be 42.9% less likely to die during childbirth


In Puerto Rico, approximately 14.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In France, 8.0 women do.

be 50.0% less likely to die during infancy


In Puerto Rico, approximately 6.4 children die before they reach the age of one. In France, on the other hand, 3.2 children do.

have 50.6% more children


In Puerto Rico, there are approximately 8.1 babies per 1,000 people. In France, there are 12.2 babies per 1,000 people.

Geography

see 6.8 times more coastline


Puerto Rico has a total of 501 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 Puerto Rico? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Puerto Rican Department of Treasury, Direction Générale des Finances Publiques.

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