Quality of life comparison
If you lived in France instead of Spain, you would:
make 16.0% more money
Spain has a GDP per capita of $36,200 as of 2020, while in France, the GDP per capita is $42,000 as of 2020.
be 42.5% less likely to be unemployed
In Spain, 14.1% of adults are unemployed as of 2019. In France, that number is 8.1% as of 2019.
be 34.3% less likely to live below the poverty line
In Spain, 20.7% live below the poverty line as of 2018. In France, however, that number is 13.6% as of 2018.
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 63.5% more children
In Spain, there are approximately 7.1 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022. In France, there are 11.7 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022.
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.
be 27.5% more likely to die during infancy
In Spain, approximately 2.5 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.
spend 28.6% more on education
Spain spends 4.2% of its total GDP on education as of 2018. France spends 5.4% of total GDP on education as of 2018.
spend 22.0% more on healthcare
Spain spends 9.1% 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, Agencia Tributaria, Spain.
France: At a glance
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