Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

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.

Economy

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.

Life

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.

Basic Needs

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.

Expenditures

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.

Geography

see 9.7 times more coastline


Puerto Rico has a total of 501 km of coastline. In France, that number is 4,853 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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