Quality of life comparison
If you lived in France instead of South Korea, you would:
be 4.6 times more likely to be obese
In South Korea, 4.7% of adults are obese as of 2016. In France, that number is 21.6% of people as of 2016.
be 2.2 times more likely to be unemployed
In South Korea, 3.8% of adults are unemployed as of 2019. In France, that number is 8.1% as of 2019.
pay a 32.1% higher top tax rate
South Korea has a top tax rate of 38.0% as of 2016. In France, the top tax rate is 50.2% as of 2016.
be 27.3% less likely to die during childbirth
In South Korea, approximately 11.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In France, 8.0 women do as of 2017.
have 68.5% more children
In South Korea, there are approximately 6.9 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022. In France, there are 11.7 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022.
be 12.4% less likely to have internet access
In South Korea, approximately 97.0% of the population has internet access as of 2020. In France, about 85.0% do as of 2020.
spend 20.0% more on education
South Korea spends 4.5% of its total GDP on education as of 2018. France spends 5.4% of total GDP on education as of 2018.
spend 35.4% more on healthcare
South Korea spends 8.2% of its total GDP on healthcare as of 2019. In France, that number is 11.1% of GDP as of 2019.
see 2.0 times more coastline
South Korea has a total of 2,413 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, National Tax Service, South Korea.
France: At a glance
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