Quality of life comparison
If you lived in France instead of Singapore, you would:
live 3.8 years less
In Singapore, the average life expectancy is 86 years (83 years for men, 89 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 3.5 times more likely to be obese
In Singapore, 6.1% of adults are obese as of 2016. In France, that number is 21.6% of people as of 2016.
make 53.1% less money
Singapore has a GDP per capita of $94,100 as of 2017, while in France, the GDP per capita is $44,100 as of 2017.
be 4.3 times more likely to be unemployed
In Singapore, 2.2% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In France, that number is 9.4% as of 2017.
pay a 2.3 times higher top tax rate
Singapore has a top tax rate of 22.0% as of 2016. In France, the top tax rate is 50.2% as of 2016.
have 33.7% more children
In Singapore, there are approximately 8.9 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In France, there are 11.9 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.
be 39.1% more likely to die during infancy
In Singapore, approximately 2.3 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.
spend 86.2% more on education
Singapore spends 2.9% of its total GDP on education as of 2013. France spends 5.4% of total GDP on education as of 2016.
see 25.1 times more coastline
Singapore has a total of 193 km of coastline. In France, that number is 4,853 km.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Direction Générale des Finances Publiques, Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore.
France: At a glance
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