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


live 10.9 years longer

In Turkmenistan, the average life expectancy is 71 years (68 years for men, 74 years for women) as of 2020. In France, that number is 82 years (79 years for men, 85 years for women) as of 2020.

be 16.1% more likely to be obese

In Turkmenistan, 18.6% of adults are obese as of 2016. In France, that number is 21.6% of people as of 2016.


make 2.4 times more money

Turkmenistan has a GDP per capita of $18,200 as of 2017, while in France, the GDP per capita is $44,100 as of 2017.

be 14.5% less likely to be unemployed

In Turkmenistan, 11.0% of adults are unemployed as of 2014. In France, that number is 9.4% as of 2017.

be 71.0 times more likely to live below the poverty line

In Turkmenistan, 0.2% live below the poverty line as of 2012. In France, however, that number is 14.2% as of 2015.


be 89.6% less likely to die during infancy

In Turkmenistan, approximately 30.8 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In France, on the other hand, 3.2 children do as of 2020.

have 35.0% fewer children

In Turkmenistan, there are approximately 18.3 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In France, there are 11.9 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 3.9 times more likely to have internet access

In Turkmenistan, approximately 21.2% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In France, about 82.0% do as of 2018.


spend 74.2% more on education

Turkmenistan spends 3.1% of its total GDP on education as of 2012. France spends 5.4% of total GDP on education as of 2016.

The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.

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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