Quality of life comparison
If you lived in France instead of Russia, you would:
be 75.0% less likely to be living with HIV/AIDS
In Russia, 1.2% of people are living with AIDS/HIV as of 2017. In France, that number is 0.3% of people as of 2018.
live 10.3 years longer
In Russia, the average life expectancy is 72 years (66 years for men, 78 years for women) as of 2020. In France, that number is 82 years (79 years for men, 85 years for women) as of 2020.
make 58.1% more money
Russia has a GDP per capita of $27,900 as of 2017, while in France, the GDP per capita is $44,100 as of 2017.
be 80.8% more likely to be unemployed
In Russia, 5.2% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In France, that number is 9.4% as of 2017.
pay a 3.9 times higher top tax rate
Russia has a top tax rate of 13.0% as of 2016. In France, the top tax rate is 50.2% as of 2016.
be 52.9% less likely to die during childbirth
In Russia, approximately 17.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In France, 8.0 women do as of 2017.
be 50.8% less likely to die during infancy
In Russia, approximately 6.5 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 19.0% more children
In Russia, there are approximately 10.0 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In France, there are 11.9 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.
spend 45.9% more on education
Russia spends 3.7% of its total GDP on education as of 2016. France spends 5.4% of total GDP on education as of 2016.
see 87.1% less coastline
Russia has a total of 37,653 km of coastline. In France, that number is 4,853 km.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: Federal Tax Service of Russia, The World Factbook, Direction Générale des Finances Publiques.
France: At a glance
How big is France compared to Russia? See an in-depth size comparison.