Quality of Life Comparison

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

Health

live 7.6 years longer


In Bahamas, The, the average life expectancy is 73 years (70 years for men, 75 years for women). In Taiwan, that number is 80 years (77 years for men, 84 years for women).

Economy

make 61.2% more money


Bahamas, The has a GDP per capita of $31,200, while in Taiwan, the GDP per capita is $50,300.

be 62.0% less likely to be unemployed


In Bahamas, The, 10.0% of adults are unemployed. In Taiwan, that number is 3.8%.

be 83.9% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Bahamas, The, 9.3% live below the poverty line. In Taiwan, however, that number is 1.5%.

Life

be 61.9% less likely to die during infancy


In Bahamas, The, approximately 11.3 children die before they reach the age of one. In Taiwan, on the other hand, 4.3 children do.

have 45.8% less children


In Bahamas, The, there are approximately 15.3 babies per 1,000 people. In Taiwan, there are 8.3 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 10.0% more likely to have internet access


In Bahamas, The, approximately 80.0% of the population has internet access. In Taiwan, about 88.0% do.

Geography

see 55.8% less coastline


Bahamas, The has a total of 3,542 km of coastline. In Taiwan, that number is 1,566 km.

Taiwan: At a glance

Taiwan is a sovereign country in East/Southeast Asia, with a total land area of approximately 32,260 sq km. In 1895, military defeat forced China's Qing Dynasty to cede Taiwan to Japan. Taiwan came under Chinese Nationalist control after World War II. Following the communist victory on the mainland in 1949, 2 million Nationalists fled to Taiwan and established a government using the 1947 constitution drawn up for all of China. Beginning in the 1950s, the ruling authorities gradually democratized and incorporated the local population within the governing structure. This process expanded rapidly in the 1980s. In 2000, Taiwan underwent its first peaceful transfer of power from the Nationalist (Kuomintang or KMT) to the Democratic Progressive Party. Throughout this period, the island prospered and became one of East Asia's economic "Tigers." The dominant political issues continue to be management of sensitive relations between Taiwan and China - specifically the question of Taiwan's eventual status - as well as domestic priorities for economic reform and growth.

How big is Taiwan 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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