Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 1.7 years longer


In Taiwan, the average life expectancy is 80 years (77 years for men, 84 years for women). In France, that number is 82 years (79 years for men, 85 years for women).

Economy

make 12.9% less money


Taiwan has a GDP per capita of $50,300, while in France, the GDP per capita is $43,800.

be 2.5 times more likely to be unemployed


In Taiwan, 3.8% of adults are unemployed. In France, that number is 9.5%.

be 9.5 times more likely to live below the poverty line


In Taiwan, 1.5% live below the poverty line. In France, however, that number is 14.2%.

spend 11.6% more on taxes


Taiwan has a top tax rate of 45.0%. In France, the top tax rate is 50.2%.

Life

be 25.6% less likely to die during infancy


In Taiwan, approximately 4.3 children die before they reach the age of one. In France, on the other hand, 3.2 children do.

have 47.0% more children


In Taiwan, there are approximately 8.3 babies per 1,000 people. In France, there are 12.2 babies per 1,000 people.

Geography

see 2.2 times more coastline


Taiwan has a total of 1,566 km of coastline. In France, that number is 3,427 km.

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 Taiwan? 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, Taxation Administration, Ministry of Finance, R.O.C..

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