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This country comparison is a concise, tabular overview of numerous data from our respective country pages for France and United Kingdom. For further information and explanations, we provide many details per country that go far beyond this comparison. For example, there are separate sub-pages for both countries on economy, climate, energy, refugees, inflation, tourism and much more.
In addition, we offer several international comparisons on individual topics, which are also linked on this page.

General information

 FranceUnited Kingdom
Region:Western EuropeNorthern Europe
Area:549,087 km²243,610 km²
Official language:FrenchEnglish
Government form:Semi-presidential republicParliamentary constitutional monarchy
Independent since:843 AD1066 AD
Capital:ParisLondon

Population

 FranceUnited Kingdom
Population:67,499,00067,327,000
Inhabitants/km²:122.9276.4
Life expectancy males:Ø 79 yearsØ 79 years
Life expectancy females:Ø 85 yearsØ 83 years
Average age:Ø 41.7 yearsØ 40.6 years
Birthrate:10.90 ‰10.20 ‰
Deathrate:9.90 ‰10.40 ‰
Migrationrate:1.06 ‰3.59 ‰

Quality of life

Values from 0 (bad) to 100 (very good)
See also: Explanations and country ranking on quality of life
 FranceUnited Kingdom
Political stability:7477
Civil rights:8491
Health:9178
Climate:416
Cost of Living:2934
Popularity:7144

Economy

Details for France and the United Kingdom
 FranceUnited Kingdom
Currency: euro
(1 EUR = 100 Cent)
Sterling pound
(1 GBP =100 Pence)
Unemployment rate:8.1 %4.5 %
Inflation rate:1.64 %2.52 %
Cost of Living:
(USA = 100%)
96.23 %107.86 %
Commercial taxes and contributions:60.70 %30.60 %
Average income:43,880 US$45,380 US$
Corruption index:29 (good)22 (good)

 FRA:
total
per 1000
inh.
GBR:
total
per 1000
inh.
Gross domestic product:2,937,473 M US$43.52 M US$3,186,860 M US$47.33 M US$
Gross national product:2,961,949 M US$43.88 M US$3,055,334 M US$45.38 M US$
Exported goods:921,605 M US$13.65 M US$859,700 M US$12.77 M US$
Imported goods:957,530 M US$14.19 M US$899,629 M US$13.36 M US$
Gross debt:3,327,038 M US$49.29 M US$2,628,782 M US$39.05 M US$
Budget deficit:190,306 M US$2.82 M US$69,008 M US$1.02 M US$

Infrastructure

Details for France and the United Kingdom
 FRA:
total
per 1000
inh.
GBR:
total
per 1000
inh.
Roadways:1,053,215 km15.60 km394,428 km5.86 km
Railways:29,640 km0.44 km16,837 km0.25 km
Harbours:5480.00811,2490.0186
Passenger airports:610.0009590.0009

Energy balance

Details for France and the United Kingdom
 FRA:
total
per 1000
inh.
GBR:
total
per 1000
inh.
Energy consumption:450.80 bn kWh6.68 m kWh309.20 bn kWh4.59 m kWh
Energy production:529.10 bn kWh7.84 m kWh318.20 bn kWh4.73 m kWh
Energy export:61.41 bn kWh909,786.63 kWh2.15 bn kWh31,978.46 kWh
Energy imports:19.90 bn kWh294,817.68 kWh19.70 bn kWh292,603.65 kWh
CO2 emissions:300.52 m t4,452.19 t348.92 m t5,182.50 t

Telecommunication

Details for France and the United Kingdom
 FranceUnited Kingdom
International dialing:+33+44
Internet domain:.fr.uk

 FRA
total
FRA
per 1000
inh.
GBR
total
GBR
per 1000
inh.
Landlines:37,759,00055932,037,000476
Mobile cellulars:72,751,000107879,007,0001173
Internet server:17,266,0002568,107,000120
Internet users:57,239,44384863,837,842948
Broadband Internet:30,627,00045427,330,297406

Healthcare system

Details for France and the United Kingdom
 FranceUnited Kingdom
Hospital beds per 1000 inh.:5.912.46
Physicians per 1000 inh.:3.232.81
Diabetes:4.8 %3.9 %
Tuberculosis:0.08 ‰0.07 ‰
Tuberculosis cure rate:12.0 %78.0 %
Smokers:33.4 %15.4 %

Climate

We also provide a more detailed climate comparison of both countries.
The data for each country can be found here: France and United Kingdom
 FranceUnited Kingdom
Daytime temperatures:16.8 °C12.9 °C
Nighttime temperatures:7.9 °C7.0 °C
Water temperature:15.4 °C10.1 °C
Rel. humidity:78 %85 %
Rain days:8.913.0
Sunshine hours per day:5.53.8

Native languages

 FranceUnited Kingdom
English:n/a97.3 %
French:93.6 %n/a
Arabic:2.5 %n/a
Portuguese:1.2 %n/a
Kymri:n/a0.9 %
Italian:0.4 %n/a
Spanish:0.4 %n/a
Turkish:0.4 %n/a
Gaeli:n/a0.1 %
other:1.5 %1.7 %

Religions

 FranceUnited Kingdom
Christianity:64.0 %67.0 %
Nondenominational:24.0 %25.7 %
Islam:8.0 %4.4 %
Hinduism:n/a1.3 %
Jewry:0.7 %0.4 %
Buddhism:0.6 %n/a
Sikhism:n/a0.4 %
other:2.7 %0.8 %

Data inventory and updates

A country comparison like this can be based on several hundred individual data items from dozens of different sources. All data are based on the most recent data available to us. Most of them refer to the previous year and are updated around March of the following year. If a country has not yet published data for the most recent or penultimate year, we present the most recent official data. Updates are made on an ongoing basis depending on the subject area or source, so there is no single "cutoff date" for this comparison. Sources for almost all data can be found on our respective country pages.