Quality of Life Comparison


If you lived in China instead of Algeria, you would:


be 77.4% less likely to be obese

In Algeria, 27.4% of adults are obese. In China, that number is 6.2% of people.

live 1.3 years less

In Algeria, the average life expectancy is 77 years (76 years for men, 78 years for women). In China, that number is 76 years (74 years for men, 78 years for women).


be 66.7% less likely to be unemployed

In Algeria, 11.7% of adults are unemployed. In China, that number is 3.9%.

be 85.7% less likely to be live below the poverty line

In Algeria, 23.0% live below the poverty line. In China, however, that number is 3.3%.

spend 28.6% more on taxes

Algeria has a top tax rate of 35.0%. In China, the top tax rate is 45.0%.


be 80.7% less likely to die during childbirth

In Algeria, approximately 140.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In China, 27.0 women do.

be 20.2% more likely to be literate

In Algeria, the literacy rate is 80.2%. In China, it is 96.4%.

be 38.8% less likely to die during infancy

In Algeria, approximately 19.6 children die before they reach the age of one. In China, on the other hand, 12.0 children do.

have 44.6% fewer children

In Algeria, there are approximately 22.2 babies per 1,000 people. In China, there are 12.3 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 24.0% more likely to have internet access

In Algeria, approximately 42.9% of the population has internet access. In China, about 53.2% do.

be 14.2% more likely to have access to improved drinking water

In Algeria, approximately 84% of people have improved drinking water access (84% in urban areas, and 82% in rural areas). In China, that number is 96% of people on average (98% in urban areas, and 93% in rural areas).


spend 23.6% less on healthcare

Algeria spends 7.2% of its total GDP on healthcare. In China, that number is 5.5% of GDP.


see 14.5 times more coastline

Algeria has a total of 998 km of coastline. In China, that number is 14,500 km.

China: At a glance

China (sometimes abbreviated PRC) is a sovereign country in East/Southeast Asia, with a total land area of approximately 9,326,410 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.

How big is China compared to Algeria? See an in-depth size comparison.

The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, State Administration of Taxation, Direction Générale des Impôts, Algeria.


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