Quality of life comparison
If you lived in France instead of Rwanda, you would:
be 88.0% less likely to be living with HIV/AIDS
In Rwanda, 2.5% of people are living with AIDS/HIV as of 2018. In France, that number is 0.3% of people as of 2018.
live 17.1 years longer
In Rwanda, the average life expectancy is 65 years (63 years for men, 67 years for women) as of 2020. In France, that number is 82 years (79 years for men, 85 years for women) as of 2020.
be 3.7 times more likely to be obese
In Rwanda, 5.8% of adults are obese as of 2016. In France, that number is 21.6% of people as of 2016.
make 21.0 times more money
Rwanda has a GDP per capita of $2,100 as of 2017, while in France, the GDP per capita is $44,100 as of 2017.
be 63.7% less likely to live below the poverty line
In Rwanda, 39.1% live below the poverty line as of 2015. In France, however, that number is 14.2% as of 2015.
be 3.5 times more likely to be unemployed
In Rwanda, 2.7% of adults are unemployed as of 2014. In France, that number is 9.4% as of 2017.
pay a 67.3% higher top tax rate
Rwanda has a top tax rate of 30.0% as of 2016. In France, the top tax rate is 50.2% as of 2016.
be 96.8% less likely to die during childbirth
In Rwanda, approximately 248.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In France, 8.0 women do as of 2017.
be 88.6% less likely to die during infancy
In Rwanda, approximately 28.0 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 57.3% fewer children
In Rwanda, there are approximately 27.9 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In France, there are 11.9 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.
be 2.3 times more likely to have access to electricity
In Rwanda, approximately 43% of the population has electricity access as of 2017. In France, 100% of the population do as of 2016.
be 3.8 times more likely to have internet access
In Rwanda, approximately 21.8% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In France, about 82.0% do as of 2018.
be 25.8% more likely to have access to improved drinking water
In Rwanda, approximately 80% of people have improved drinking water access (92% in urban areas, and 77% in rural areas) as of 2017. In France, that number is 100% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 100% in rural areas) as of 2017.
spend 74.2% more on education
Rwanda spends 3.1% of its total GDP on education as of 2018. France spends 5.4% of total GDP on education as of 2016.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Direction Générale des Finances Publiques, Rwanda Revenue Authority.
France: At a glance
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