Quality of Life Comparison


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


live 5.9 years longer

In Venezuela, the average life expectancy is 76 years (73 years for men, 79 years for women). In France, that number is 82 years (79 years for men, 85 years for women).

be 15.6% less likely to be obese

In Venezuela, 25.6% of adults are obese. In France, that number is 21.6% of people.


make 3.6 times more money

Venezuela has a GDP per capita of $12,100, while in France, the GDP per capita is $43,800.

be 64.0% less likely to be unemployed

In Venezuela, 26.4% of adults are unemployed. In France, that number is 9.5%.

be 27.9% less likely to be live below the poverty line

In Venezuela, 19.7% live below the poverty line. In France, however, that number is 14.2%.

spend 47.6% more on taxes

Venezuela has a top tax rate of 34.0%. In France, the top tax rate is 50.2%.


be 91.6% less likely to die during childbirth

In Venezuela, approximately 95.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In France, 8.0 women do.

be 73.8% less likely to die during infancy

In Venezuela, approximately 12.2 children die before they reach the age of one. In France, on the other hand, 3.2 children do.

have 35.1% fewer children

In Venezuela, there are approximately 18.8 babies per 1,000 people. In France, there are 12.2 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 42.7% more likely to have internet access

In Venezuela, approximately 60.0% of the population has internet access. In France, about 85.6% do.


spend 20.3% less on education

Venezuela spends 6.9% of its total GDP on education. France spends 5.5% of total GDP on education.

spend 2.2 times more on healthcare

Venezuela spends 5.3% of its total GDP on healthcare. In France, that number is 11.5% of GDP.


see 22.4% more coastline

Venezuela has a total of 2,800 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 Venezuela? 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, Ministerio del Poder Popular de Finanzas, SENIAT.


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