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

Health

live 1.4 years longer

In Bangladesh, the average life expectancy is 75 years (73 years for men, 77 years for women) as of 2022. In China, that number is 76 years (74 years for men, 81 years for women) as of 2020.

be 72.2% more likely to be obese

In Bangladesh, 3.6% of adults are obese as of 2016. In China, that number is 6.2% of people as of 2016.

Economy

make 3.4 times more money

Bangladesh has a GDP per capita of $4,800 as of 2020, while in China, the GDP per capita is $16,400 as of 2020.

be 17.3% less likely to be unemployed

In Bangladesh, 4.4% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In China, that number is 3.6% as of 2019.

be 97.5% less likely to live below the poverty line

In Bangladesh, 24.3% live below the poverty line as of 2016. In China, however, that number is 0.6% as of 2019.

pay a 50.0% higher top tax rate

Bangladesh has a top tax rate of 30.0% as of 2016. In China, the top tax rate is 45.0% as of 2016.

Life

be 83.2% less likely to die during childbirth

In Bangladesh, approximately 173.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In China, 29.0 women do as of 2017.

be 29.2% more likely to be literate

In Bangladesh, the literacy rate is 74.9% as of 2020. In China, it is 96.8% as of 2018.

be 77.7% less likely to die during infancy

In Bangladesh, approximately 30.4 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 43.9% fewer children

In Bangladesh, there are approximately 17.7 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 20.5% more likely to have access to electricity

In Bangladesh, approximately 83% of the population has electricity access as of 2019. In China, 100% of the population do as of 2020.

be 2.8 times more likely to have internet access

In Bangladesh, approximately 25.0% of the population has internet access as of 2020. In China, about 70.0% do as of 2020.

Expenditures

spend 2.7 times more on education

Bangladesh spends 1.3% of its total GDP on education as of 2019. China spends 3.5% of total GDP on education as of 2018.

spend 2.2 times more on healthcare

Bangladesh spends 2.5% of its total GDP on healthcare as of 2019. In China, that number is 5.4% of GDP as of 2019.

Geography

see 25.0 times more coastline

Bangladesh has a total of 580 km of coastline. In China, that number is 14,500 km.


The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, National Board of Revenue (NBR), Bangladesh, State Administration of Taxation.

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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