Quality of life comparison
If you lived in France instead of Taiwan, you would:
live 1.4 years longer
In Taiwan, the average life expectancy is 81 years (78 years for men, 84 years for women) as of 2022. In France, that number is 83 years (80 years for men, 86 years for women) as of 2022.
make 71.4% more money
Taiwan has a GDP per capita of $24,502 as of 2018, while in France, the GDP per capita is $42,000 as of 2020.
be 2.2 times more likely to be unemployed
In Taiwan, 3.7% of adults are unemployed as of 2019. In France, that number is 8.1% as of 2019.
be 9.1 times more likely to live below the poverty line
In Taiwan, 1.5% live below the poverty line as of 2012. In France, however, that number is 13.6% as of 2018.
pay a 11.6% higher top tax rate
Taiwan has a top tax rate of 45.0% as of 2016. In France, the top tax rate is 50.2% as of 2016.
be 20.7% less likely to die during infancy
In Taiwan, approximately 4.0 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 57.8% more children
In Taiwan, there are approximately 7.4 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022. In France, there are 11.7 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022.
see 3.1 times more coastline
Taiwan has a total of 1,566 km of coastline. In France, that number is 4,853 km.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Direction Générale des Finances Publiques, Taxation Administration, Ministry of Finance, R.O.C..
France: At a glance
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