Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 3.3 years less


In Singapore, the average life expectancy is 85 years (83 years for men, 88 years for women). In France, that number is 82 years (79 years for men, 85 years for women).

be 3.5 times more likely to be obese


In Singapore, 6.1% of adults are obese. In France, that number is 21.6% of people.

Economy

make 53.4% less money


Singapore has a GDP per capita of $93,900, while in France, the GDP per capita is $43,800.

be 4.3 times more likely to be unemployed


In Singapore, 2.2% of adults are unemployed. In France, that number is 9.5%.

spend 2.3 times more on taxes


Singapore has a top tax rate of 22.0%. In France, the top tax rate is 50.2%.

Life

be 20.0% less likely to die during childbirth


In Singapore, approximately 10.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In France, 8.0 women do.

have 41.9% more children


In Singapore, there are approximately 8.6 babies per 1,000 people. In France, there are 12.2 babies per 1,000 people.

be 33.3% more likely to die during infancy


In Singapore, approximately 2.4 children die before they reach the age of one. In France, on the other hand, 3.2 children do.

Expenditures

spend 89.7% more on education


Singapore spends 2.9% of its total GDP on education. France spends 5.5% of total GDP on education.

spend 2.3 times more on healthcare


Singapore spends 4.9% of its total GDP on healthcare. In France, that number is 11.5% of GDP.

Geography

see 17.8 times more coastline


Singapore has a total of 193 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 Singapore? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Direction Générale des Finances Publiques, Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore.

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