Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 54.5% less likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


In Thailand, 1.1% of people are living with AIDS/HIV. In France, that number is 0.5% of people.

live 7.0 years longer


In Thailand, the average life expectancy is 75 years (72 years for men, 78 years for women). In France, that number is 82 years (79 years for men, 85 years for women).

be 2.2 times more likely to be obese


In Thailand, 10.0% of adults are obese. In France, that number is 21.6% of people.

Economy

make 2.4 times more money


Thailand has a GDP per capita of $17,900, while in France, the GDP per capita is $43,800.

be 13.6 times more likely to be unemployed


In Thailand, 0.7% of adults are unemployed. In France, that number is 9.5%.

be 97.2% more likely to be live below the poverty line


In Thailand, 7.2% live below the poverty line. In France, however, that number is 14.2%.

spend 43.4% more on taxes


Thailand has a top tax rate of 35.0%. In France, the top tax rate is 50.2%.

Life

be 60.0% less likely to die during childbirth


In Thailand, approximately 20.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In France, 8.0 women do.

be 65.2% less likely to die during infancy


In Thailand, approximately 9.2 children die before they reach the age of one. In France, on the other hand, 3.2 children do.

have 10.9% more children


In Thailand, there are approximately 11.0 babies per 1,000 people. In France, there are 12.2 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 80.2% more likely to have internet access


In Thailand, approximately 47.5% of the population has internet access. In France, about 85.6% do.

Expenditures

spend 34.1% more on education


Thailand spends 4.1% of its total GDP on education. France spends 5.5% of total GDP on education.

spend 76.9% more on healthcare


Thailand spends 6.5% of its total GDP on healthcare. In France, that number is 11.5% of GDP.

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 Thailand? 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, The Revenue Department, Government of Thailand.

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