Quality of life comparison
If you lived in France instead of Vietnam, you would:
live 7.8 years longer
In Vietnam, the average life expectancy is 74 years (72 years for men, 77 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 10.3 times more likely to be obese
In Vietnam, 2.1% of adults are obese as of 2016. In France, that number is 21.6% of people as of 2016.
make 6.4 times more money
Vietnam has a GDP per capita of $6,900 as of 2017, while in France, the GDP per capita is $44,100 as of 2017.
be 4.3 times more likely to be unemployed
In Vietnam, 2.2% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In France, that number is 9.4% as of 2017.
be 77.5% more likely to live below the poverty line
In Vietnam, 8.0% live below the poverty line as of 2017. In France, however, that number is 14.2% as of 2015.
pay a 43.4% higher top tax rate
Vietnam has a top tax rate of 35.0% as of 2016. In France, the top tax rate is 50.2% as of 2016.
be 81.4% less likely to die during childbirth
In Vietnam, approximately 43.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In France, 8.0 women do as of 2017.
be 79.6% less likely to die during infancy
In Vietnam, approximately 15.7 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 17.9% fewer children
In Vietnam, there are approximately 14.5 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In France, there are 11.9 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.
be 16.6% more likely to have internet access
In Vietnam, approximately 70.3% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In France, about 82.0% do as of 2018.
see 40.9% more coastline
Vietnam has a total of 3,444 km of coastline. In France, that number is 4,853 km.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Direction Générale des Finances Publiques, General Department Of Taxation - Ministry Of Finance.
France: At a glance
How big is France compared to Vietnam? See an in-depth size comparison.