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

Health

live 8.4 years longer

In Serbia, the average life expectancy is 74 years (72 years for men, 77 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 2.3 times more money

Serbia has a GDP per capita of $18,200 as of 2020, while in France, the GDP per capita is $42,000 as of 2020.

be 42.4% less likely to be unemployed

In Serbia, 14.1% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In France, that number is 8.1% as of 2019.

be 41.4% less likely to live below the poverty line

In Serbia, 23.2% live below the poverty line as of 2018. In France, however, that number is 13.6% as of 2018.

pay a 3.3 times higher top tax rate

Serbia has a top tax rate of 15.0% as of 2017. In France, the top tax rate is 50.2% as of 2016.

Life

be 33.3% less likely to die during childbirth

In Serbia, approximately 12.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In France, 8.0 women do as of 2017.

be 34.5% less likely to die during infancy

In Serbia, approximately 4.8 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 30.7% more children

In Serbia, there are approximately 8.9 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022. In France, there are 11.7 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022.

Expenditures

spend 50.0% more on education

Serbia spends 3.6% of its total GDP on education as of 2019. France spends 5.4% of total GDP on education as of 2018.

spend 27.6% more on healthcare

Serbia spends 8.7% of its total GDP on healthcare as of 2019. In France, that number is 11.1% of GDP as of 2019.


The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Direction Générale des Finances Publiques, Ministry of Finance, Republic of Serbia.

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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