Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 58.3% less likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


In Russia, 1.2% of people are living with AIDS/HIV. In France, that number is 0.5% of people.

live 10.9 years longer


In Russia, the average life expectancy is 71 years (65 years for men, 77 years for women). In France, that number is 82 years (79 years for men, 85 years for women).

Economy

make 57.6% more money


Russia has a GDP per capita of $27,800, while in France, the GDP per capita is $43,800.

be 72.7% more likely to be unemployed


In Russia, 5.5% of adults are unemployed. In France, that number is 9.5%.

spend 3.9 times more on taxes


Russia has a top tax rate of 13.0%. In France, the top tax rate is 50.2%.

Life

be 68.0% less likely to die during childbirth


In Russia, approximately 25.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In France, 8.0 women do.

be 52.9% less likely to die during infancy


In Russia, approximately 6.8 children die before they reach the age of one. In France, on the other hand, 3.2 children do.

have 10.9% more children


In Russia, there are approximately 11.0 babies per 1,000 people. In France, there are 12.2 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 12.0% more likely to have internet access


In Russia, approximately 76.4% of the population has internet access. In France, about 85.6% do.

Expenditures

spend 44.7% more on education


Russia spends 3.8% of its total GDP on education. France spends 5.5% of total GDP on education.

spend 62.0% more on healthcare


Russia spends 7.1% of its total GDP on healthcare. In France, that number is 11.5% of GDP.

Geography

see 90.9% less coastline


Russia has a total of 37,653 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 Russia? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: Federal Tax Service of Russia, The World Factbook, Direction Générale des Finances Publiques.

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