If you lived in Japan instead of Cambodia, you would:


live 14.2 years longer

In Cambodia, the average life expectancy is 71 years (69 years for men, 73 years for women) as of 2022. In Japan, that number is 85 years (82 years for men, 88 years for women) as of 2022.

be 10.3% more likely to be obese

In Cambodia, 3.9% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Japan, that number is 4.3% of people as of 2016.


make 9.9 times more money

Cambodia has a GDP per capita of $4,200 as of 2020, while in Japan, the GDP per capita is $41,400 as of 2019.

be 7.9 times more likely to be unemployed

In Cambodia, 0.3% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Japan, that number is 2.4% as of 2019.

pay a 2.8 times higher top tax rate

Cambodia has a top tax rate of 20.0% as of 2016. In Japan, the top tax rate is 56.0% as of 2016.


be 96.9% less likely to die during childbirth

In Cambodia, approximately 160.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Japan, 5.0 women do as of 2017.

be 93.6% less likely to die during infancy

In Cambodia, approximately 29.6 children (per 1,000 live births) die before they reach the age of one as of 2022. In Japan, on the other hand, 1.9 children do as of 2022.

have 64.0% fewer children

In Cambodia, there are approximately 19.3 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022. In Japan, there are 7.0 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022.

Basic Needs

be 33.3% more likely to have access to electricity

In Cambodia, approximately 75% of the population has electricity access as of 2019. In Japan, 100% of the population do as of 2020.

be 2.7 times more likely to have internet access

In Cambodia, approximately 33.0% of the population has internet access as of 2019. In Japan, about 90.0% do as of 2020.

be 16.5% more likely to have access to improved drinking water

In Cambodia, approximately 85% of people have improved drinking water access as of 2020. In Japan, 99% of people do as of 2020.


spend 45.5% more on education

Cambodia spends 2.2% of its total GDP on education as of 2018. Japan spends 3.2% of total GDP on education as of 2017.

spend 52.9% more on healthcare

Cambodia spends 7.0% of its total GDP on healthcare as of 2019. In Japan, that number is 10.7% of GDP as of 2019.


see 67.2 times more coastline

Cambodia has a total of 443 km of coastline. In Japan, that number is 29,751 km.

The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, General Department of Taxation, National Tax Agency Japan.

Japan: At a glance

Japan is a sovereign country in East/Southeast Asia, with a total land area of approximately 364,485 sq km. In 1603, after decades of civil warfare, the Tokugawa shogunate (a military-led, dynastic government) ushered in a long period of relative political stability and isolation from foreign influence. For more than two centuries this policy enabled Japan to enjoy a flowering of its indigenous culture. Japan opened its ports after signing the Treaty of Kanagawa with the US in 1854 and began to intensively modernize and industrialize. During the late 19th and early 20th centuries, Japan became a regional power that was able to defeat the forces of both China and Russia. It occupied Korea, Formosa (Taiwan), and southern Sakhalin Island. In 1931-32 Japan occupied Manchuria, and in 1937 it launched a full-scale invasion of China. Japan attacked US forces in 1941 - triggering America's entry into World War II - and soon occupied much of East and Southeast Asia. After its defeat in World War II, Japan recovered to become an economic power and an ally of the US. While the emperor retains his throne as a symbol of national unity, elected politicians hold actual decision-making power. Following three decades of unprecedented growth, Japan's economy experienced a major slowdown starting in the 1990s, but the country remains a major economic power. In March 2011, Japan's strongest-ever earthquake, and an accompanying tsunami, devastated the northeast part of Honshu island, killing thousands and damaging several nuclear power plants. The catastrophe hobbled the country's economy and its energy infrastructure, and tested its ability to deal with humanitarian disasters.
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