If you lived in France instead of Romania, you would:

Health

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.

Economy

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.

Life

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.

Expenditures

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.

Geography

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

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.
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