Quality of Life Comparison

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

Health

live 3.1 years longer


In Bahamas, The, the average life expectancy is 73 years (70 years for men, 75 years for women). In China, that number is 76 years (74 years for men, 78 years for women).

be 80.4% less likely to be obese


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

Economy

be 61.0% less likely to be unemployed


In Bahamas, The, 10.0% of adults are unemployed. In China, that number is 3.9%.

be 64.5% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Bahamas, The, 9.3% live below the poverty line. In China, however, that number is 3.3%.

make 46.5% less money


Bahamas, The has a GDP per capita of $31,200, while in China, the GDP per capita is $16,700.

Life

be 66.2% less likely to die during childbirth


In Bahamas, The, approximately 80.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In China, 27.0 women do.

have 19.6% fewer children


In Bahamas, The, there are approximately 15.3 babies per 1,000 people. In China, there are 12.3 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 33.5% less likely to have internet access


In Bahamas, The, approximately 80.0% of the population has internet access. In China, about 53.2% do.

Expenditures

spend 28.6% less on healthcare


Bahamas, The spends 7.7% of its total GDP on healthcare. In China, that number is 5.5% of GDP.

Geography

see 4.1 times more coastline


Bahamas, The has a total of 3,542 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 Bahamas, The? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.

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