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

Health

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.

Economy

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.

Life

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.

Geography

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

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.
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