Quality of Life Comparison


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


live 8.2 years longer

In Vietnam, the average life expectancy is 74 years (71 years for men, 76 years for women). In France, that number is 82 years (79 years for men, 85 years for women).

be 10.3 times more likely to be obese

In Vietnam, 2.1% of adults are obese. In France, that number is 21.6% of people.


make 6.3 times more money

Vietnam has a GDP per capita of $6,900, while in France, the GDP per capita is $43,800.

be 4.3 times more likely to be unemployed

In Vietnam, 2.2% of adults are unemployed. In France, that number is 9.5%.

be 77.5% more likely to be live below the poverty line

In Vietnam, 8.0% live below the poverty line. In France, however, that number is 14.2%.

spend 43.4% more on taxes

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


be 85.2% less likely to die during childbirth

In Vietnam, approximately 54.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In France, 8.0 women do.

be 81.5% less likely to die during infancy

In Vietnam, approximately 17.3 children die before they reach the age of one. In France, on the other hand, 3.2 children do.

have 21.3% fewer children

In Vietnam, there are approximately 15.5 babies per 1,000 people. In France, there are 12.2 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 62.4% more likely to have internet access

In Vietnam, approximately 52.7% of the population has internet access. In France, about 85.6% do.


spend 62.0% more on healthcare

Vietnam spends 7.1% 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 Vietnam? 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, General Department Of Taxation - Ministry Of Finance.


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