Quality of Life Comparison


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


live 4.5 years longer

In Uruguay, the average life expectancy is 77 years (74 years for men, 81 years for women). In France, that number is 82 years (79 years for men, 85 years for women).

be 22.6% less likely to be obese

In Uruguay, 27.9% of adults are obese. In France, that number is 21.6% of people.


make 95.5% more money

Uruguay has a GDP per capita of $22,400, while in France, the GDP per capita is $43,800.

be 30.1% more likely to be unemployed

In Uruguay, 7.3% of adults are unemployed. In France, that number is 9.5%.

be 46.4% more likely to be live below the poverty line

In Uruguay, 9.7% live below the poverty line. In France, however, that number is 14.2%.

spend 67.3% more on taxes

Uruguay has a top tax rate of 30.0%. In France, the top tax rate is 50.2%.


be 46.7% less likely to die during childbirth

In Uruguay, approximately 15.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In France, 8.0 women do.

be 61.4% less likely to die during infancy

In Uruguay, approximately 8.3 children die before they reach the age of one. In France, on the other hand, 3.2 children do.

Basic Needs

be 28.9% more likely to have internet access

In Uruguay, approximately 66.4% of the population has internet access. In France, about 85.6% do.


spend 25.0% more on education

Uruguay spends 4.4% of its total GDP on education. France spends 5.5% of total GDP on education.

spend 33.7% more on healthcare

Uruguay spends 8.6% of its total GDP on healthcare. In France, that number is 11.5% of GDP.


see 5.2 times more coastline

Uruguay has a total of 660 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 Uruguay? 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, Dirección General Impositiva.


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