Quality of life comparison
If you lived in France instead of Romania, you would:
live 6.8 years longer
In Romania, the average life expectancy is 76 years (72 years for men, 79 years for women) as of 2022. In France, that number is 83 years (80 years for men, 86 years for women) as of 2022.
make 45.8% more money
Romania has a GDP per capita of $28,800 as of 2020, while in France, the GDP per capita is $42,000 as of 2020.
be 42.9% less likely to live below the poverty line
In Romania, 23.8% live below the poverty line as of 2018. In France, however, that number is 13.6% as of 2018.
be 2.7 times more likely to be unemployed
In Romania, 3.1% of adults are unemployed as of 2019. In France, that number is 8.1% as of 2019.
pay a 3.1 times higher top tax rate
Romania has a top tax rate of 16.0% as of 2016. In France, the top tax rate is 50.2% as of 2016.
be 57.9% less likely to die during childbirth
In Romania, approximately 19.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In France, 8.0 women do as of 2017.
be 46.1% less likely to die during infancy
In Romania, approximately 5.8 children (per 1,000 live births) die before they reach the age of one as of 2022. In France, on the other hand, 3.1 children do as of 2022.
have 33.1% more children
In Romania, there are approximately 8.8 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022. In France, there are 11.7 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022.
spend 63.6% more on education
Romania spends 3.3% of its total GDP on education as of 2018. France spends 5.4% of total GDP on education as of 2018.
spend 94.7% more on healthcare
Romania spends 5.7% of its total GDP on healthcare as of 2019. In France, that number is 11.1% of GDP as of 2019.
see 21.6 times more coastline
Romania has a total of 225 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, National Agency for Fiscal Administration (ANAF).
France: At a glance
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