Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Economy

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 be 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.

Life

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.

Expenditures

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.

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 Spain? 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, Agencia Tributaria, Spain.

question_answer HAVE A QUESTION? ASK THE COMMUNITY

Join the Elsewhere community and ask a question about France. It's a free, question-and-answer based forum to discuss what life is like in countries and cities around the world.

Share this