Quality of life comparison
If you lived in France instead of Spain, you would:
make 14.8% more money
Spain has a GDP per capita of $38,400 as of 2017, while in France, the GDP per capita is $44,100 as of 2017.
be 45.3% less likely to be unemployed
In Spain, 17.2% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In France, that number is 9.4% as of 2017.
be 32.7% less likely to live below the poverty line
In Spain, 21.1% live below the poverty line as of 2012. In France, however, that number is 14.2% as of 2015.
pay a 11.6% higher top tax rate
Spain has a top tax rate of 45.0% as of 2016. In France, the top tax rate is 50.2% as of 2016.
have 36.8% more children
In Spain, there are approximately 8.7 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In France, there are 11.9 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.
be 100.0% more likely to die during childbirth
In Spain, approximately 4.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In France, 8.0 women do as of 2017.
spend 28.6% more on education
Spain spends 4.2% of its total GDP on education as of 2016. 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, Agencia Tributaria, Spain.
France: At a glance
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