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

Health

be 80.4% less likely to be obese

In Bahamas, 31.6% of adults are obese as of 2016. In China, that number is 6.2% of people as of 2016.

Economy

be 64.0% less likely to be unemployed

In Bahamas, 10.1% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In China, that number is 3.6% as of 2019.

be 93.5% less likely to live below the poverty line

In Bahamas, 9.3% live below the poverty line as of 2010. In China, however, that number is 0.6% as of 2019.

make 46.8% less money

Bahamas has a GDP per capita of $30,800 as of 2020, while in China, the GDP per capita is $16,400 as of 2020.

Life

be 58.6% less likely to die during childbirth

In Bahamas, approximately 70.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In China, 29.0 women do as of 2017.

be 47.1% less likely to die during infancy

In Bahamas, approximately 12.8 children (per 1,000 live births) die before they reach the age of one as of 2022. In China, on the other hand, 6.8 children do as of 2022.

have 32.2% fewer children

In Bahamas, there are approximately 14.6 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022. In China, there are 9.9 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022.

Basic Needs

be 19.5% less likely to have internet access

In Bahamas, approximately 87.0% of the population has internet access as of 2020. In China, about 70.0% do as of 2020.

Expenditures

spend 40.0% more on education

Bahamas spends 2.5% of its total GDP on education as of 2020. China spends 3.5% of total GDP on education as of 2018.

Geography

see 4.1 times more coastline

Bahamas has a total of 3,542 km of coastline. In China, that number is 14,500 km.


The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.

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.
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