Quality of life comparison
If you lived in France instead of Switzerland, you would:
be 10.8% more likely to be obese
In Switzerland, 19.5% of adults are obese as of 2016. In France, that number is 21.6% of people as of 2016.
be 15.0% less likely to live below the poverty line
In Switzerland, 16.0% live below the poverty line as of 2018. In France, however, that number is 13.6% as of 2018.
make 38.6% less money
Switzerland has a GDP per capita of $68,400 as of 2020, while in France, the GDP per capita is $42,000 as of 2020.
be 3.5 times more likely to be unemployed
In Switzerland, 2.3% of adults are unemployed as of 2019. In France, that number is 8.1% as of 2019.
pay a 25.5% higher top tax rate
Switzerland has a top tax rate of 40.0% as of 2016. In France, the top tax rate is 50.2% as of 2016.
be 12.0% less likely to die during infancy
In Switzerland, approximately 3.6 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.
have 12.5% more children
In Switzerland, there are approximately 10.4 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022. In France, there are 11.7 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022.
be 60.0% more likely to die during childbirth
In Switzerland, approximately 5.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In France, 8.0 women do as of 2017.
spend 10.2% more on education
Switzerland spends 4.9% of its total GDP on education as of 2018. France spends 5.4% of total GDP on education as of 2018.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Direction Générale des Finances Publiques, Swiss Federal Tax Administration.
France: At a glance
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