United States has a GDP per capita of $57,300, while in China, the GDP per capita is $15,400.
Category: United States vs. China - GDP Per Capita
In United States, citizens pay a top marginal tax rate (the highest tax rate you can pay) of 39.6%. In China, the top marginal tax rate is 45%.
Category: United States vs. China - Tax Rate
In United States, the life expectancy is (on average) 79.8 years. In China, the average life expectancy is 75.5 years.
Category: United States vs. China - Life Expectancy
United States consumes around 12,077 kWh per capita of electricity per year. In China, that number is 4,020 kWh per capita.
Category: United States vs. China - Electricity Consumption
In United States, approximately 15.1% of people live below the poverty line. In China, that number is 6.1% of people.
Category: United States vs. China - Poverty Line
In United States, approximately 5.8 per 1,000 infants die before they reach the age of one. In China, on the other hand, 12.2 per 1,000 infants do.
Category: United States vs. China - Infant Mortality
In United States, approximately 4.7% of people are unemployed. In China, that number is 4.2% of people.
Category: United States vs. China - Unemployment
United States has a total of 19,924 km of coastline. In China, that number is 14,500 km.
Category: United States vs. China - Coastline
The statistics above were calculated using The World Factbook, Internal Revenue Service, and State Administration of Taxation.
China (sometimes abbreviated PRC) is a sovereign country in East/Southeast Asia, with a total land area of approximately 9,596,960 sq km. For centuries China stood as a leading civilization, outpacing the rest of the world in the arts and sciences, but in the 19th and early 20th centuries, the country was beset by civil unrest, major famines, military defeats, and foreign occupation. After World War II, the communists under MAO Zedong established an autocratic socialist system that, while ensuring China's sovereignty, imposed strict controls over everyday life and cost the lives of tens of millions of people. After 1978, MAO's successor DENG Xiaoping and other leaders focused on market-oriented economic development and by 2000 output had quadrupled. For much of the population, living standards have improved dramatically and the room for personal choice has expanded, yet political controls remain tight. Since the early 1990s, China has increased its global outreach and participation in international organizations.Compare China to another country